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Anglo-American Essays

영미수필 / EL2133

This course aims to enhance students' reading comprehension, ability to infer meaning, and vocabulary. Focus are on a variety of Anglo-American essays, grouped in different themes for discussion.


Robert Diyani, Ed. Fifty Great Essays, 4th Edition. Pearson Publishers.

Assessment Weight:

Midterm Exam = 15%

Final Exam = 15%

Attendance = 10%

Class Participation = 20%

Assignments = 40%

Total = 100%

Tentative Lecture Plan

Week 1


  • What is an Essay?
  • Categories of Essays:
    • Informal
    • Formal
  • Types of Essays: 
    • Expository 
    • Analytical 
    • Persuasive
    • Narrative 
    • (and Compository)
  • Types of Reading: 
    • Skimming, 
    • Scanning, 
    • Extensive Reading 
    • Intensive Reading

Ellen Goodman, "The Company Man"

Week 2 

Theme: To Live, to Die

Brian Doyle, "Joyas Voladoras"

  • Author's Intention.
  • Essay Form:
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion

Week 3

Theme: To Live, to Die

Virginia Woolf, "The Death of a Moth"

  • Writing a summary and précis
  • Imagery

Week 4

Theme: To Live, to Die

George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"

  • Narrative:
    • Narator
    • Charactor
    • Plot
    • Conflict
  • Symbolism
    • Simile
    • Metaphor

Week 5

Theme: Gender Issues, Sexuality & Discrimination

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions"; compare with the US Declaration of Independence

Mathias Specht, "Women in Korea I" and "Women in Korea II"

  • Introduction to Rhetorical Devices
    • Persuasive Appeals: Logos, Pathos, Ethos

Week 6

Theme: Gender Issues, Sexuality & Discrimination

Sojourner Truth, "And Ain't I a Woman?"

"A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?"

Week 7

Theme: Gender Issues, Sexuality & Discrimination

Maxine Hong Kingston, "On Discovery"

Gretel Ehlrich, "About Men"

Week 8

Midterm Examination

Week 9

Theme: Belonging, Home, and Nostalgia

Chang-Rae Lee, "Coming Home Again"

Pico Iyer, "Nowhere Man"

Week 10

Theme: Belonging, Home, and Nostalgia

Linda Hogan, "Dwellings"

Week 11

Theme: Human Nature

Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies"

William Hazlitt, "On the Pleasures of Hating"

Week 12

Theme: Human Nature

Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal"

  • Satire

Week 13

Theme: Memorable Speeches (Rhetoric)

Abraham Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address"

Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"

  • Various rhetorical devices 

Week 14

Theme: Memorable Speeches (Rhetoric)

Barack Obama, "Yes, We Can!"

  • Various rhetorical devices 

Week 15

Final Examination