Fiction by Cindy Lam, Michael Tsang, Dorothy Tse and Denis Wong
Poems by Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Henry W Leung, Nicholas Wong
Interviews with Nicholas Wong and Xu Xi
Articles on Hong Kong Comics: Reading the Local and Writing the City, Writing from the Outside? Post-1997 Expatriate Writing in Hong Kong, Relocalising Hong Kong Screens, and Something Sets Us Looking for a Place: Poetry of Jennifer Wong and Sarah Howe
Art Essay on Street Protest in Hong Kong since the Handover
Reviews of Jason Y Ng's Umbrellas in Bloom: Hong Kong's Occupy Movement Uncovered, John Chee's My Father's Kowloon City , Xu Xi's That Man in Our Lives , Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing , Diao Dou's Points of Origin , Xiaolu Guo's Once Upon a Time in the East , Rebekah Chan's Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia , Yaya Yao's Flesh, Tongue , Karan Mahajan's Association of Small Bombs, Kerry Young's Show Me a Mountain , Hannah Lowe's Chan , Fiston Mwanza Mujila's Tram 83 , Nikesh Shuka's The Good Immigrant , and Hirsh Sawhney's South Haven
Course Description: Students will receive an overview of British literature from early Anglo-Saxon to Modern. Literary study will be infused with historical applications for a better understanding of the social and historical context of the readings. Literary terms and elements of poetry will be discussed throughout this course. The study of grammar and mechanics of writing will continue with a focus on reviewing concepts and avoiding common errors. Students will further improve their writing through the study of problem areas as well as regular use of response journals. Spelling and Vocabulary will largely come from literary terminology, but will also include the study of root words and affixes in preparation for college entrance examinations. Additionally, SAT prep will be included as part of this course. Writing assignments will include Responses to Literature journal entries for each work read, a literary and narrative essay of 500-700 words in length, a research paper of 3-5 pages, and a final literary analysis paper of 5-7 pages. Students will have unit tests at the end of each unit. The final exam will not be cumulative.