Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa was born and raised in Hong Kong. He went to the U.S. for college and obtained his B.A. (English), and three M.A.s (English; TESOL; Education) from Stanford University. After a short stint in Taiwan, where he taught at Tunghai University (one year) and then National Taiwan University (three years), he returned to Hong Kong. He started his long teaching career at the University of Hong Kong in 1985, and was there until he took early retirement in 2012. In 1991, he obtained a Certificate in Advanced Study (Education) from Harvard University. After that, he pursued his doctorate at the Institute of Education (now merged with UCL) at the University of London on a part-time basis, and received his PhD in 1997. His specializations are: the teaching of literature, teaching language through literature, American literature, and the Bible as literature. Besides working at the university, he is also a teacher-trainer and a translator. He has trained high school and college teachers in Hong Kong, Macao, the China Mainland, and has translated 15 books.
The short 9-hour course aims to provide all who are interested in literature, particularly, teachers who are interested in using literature in their language classrooms, with the chance to read, appreciate and critique the works of 3 important American novelists.
Some of the most well-known novels in the world were written in the 19th Century. American writers also contributed to this phenomenon. This 9-hour course will look at the shorter works of three important American novelists who were active in their writing career during the first half of this great century.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne: “Young Goodman Brown”; “Rappaccini’s daughter”
- Herman Melville: “Bartleby”
- Edgar Allan Poe “The fall of the house of Usher”; “Ligeia”
- Monday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 3 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)
- Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa, BA, MA, MA, MA Stanford; PhD London
Applicants are expected to have a good reading knowledge of English in order to enjoy the course.
- Course Fee : HK$1,800
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