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MA&Ph.D. in Literature

碩士班必修課程 Master required courses

學術寫作與書目學 [Academic Writing And Bibliography]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course aims to help students develop their academic writing skills through reading and analyzing professional writings and familiarizing themselves with advanced processes of writing: from identifying the thesis statement, structuring the outlines, and formulating logics of the composition, to editing the content and thoughts and attending to the organization and mechanics of their writings. By the end of the seminar, students will be equipped with knowledge of professional ethics, skills of close reading, academic writing techniques, style, and format. 

Topics to be explored
1. MLA documentation style overview
2. Explication de texte (closing reading)
3. Book review
4. Narrative scholarship
5. Application paper
6. Position paper
7. Comparative Studies 
【林玉珍、黃心雅、孫小玉

 

文學評論與研究方法 [Literary Theory And Research Methods]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This seminar attempts to track a series of major developments in literary criticism from Plato to the present, staging along the way some encounters between some major theorists and their contemporary critics.  Reading will center around clusters of issues rather than authors; discussion will focus on the nature of literary representation, aesthetic judgments, canonical formation, and related issues of literary interpretations. 
洪敏秀、孫小玉、張錦忠】




碩博士班選修課程 M.A. and Doctoral selective courses

A 博士班選修課程 Doctoral courses

喬叟
[Chaucer]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This is an introductory course to the study of Middle English, Chaucerian poetry and medieval culture. Since “lang. and lit.” is treated as one entity in this class, it is mandatory that students read Chaucer in the original tongue, i.e., to be able to orally deliver Chaucer’s poetry in the East Midland dialect. Selections of The Canterbury Tales and other works of Chaucer will be read in light of medieval culture as well as modern sensibility of Chaucerian issues. Various approaches, new and old, to explore Chaucer will be employed and analyzed. Furthermore, students are expected to become familiar with the specific apparatus and to present oral reports as assigned. 
【李祁芳】

 
中古英國文學
[Medieval Studies in English Literature] 
學分數:3
時   數:3
A survey course exposing students to various genres of writing in Middle English. Syllabus: 1. Introduction to Middle English, 2. Sample writings that include: a. The Alliterative Morte Arthure, b. History of the Kings of Britain, c. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Romance), d. Sir Orfeo (Breton lay), e. The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell (parody), f. Ballads, g. The Owl and the Nightingale (debate), h. Lyrics, i. Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid (Scottish literature).
【系所教師】
 
十八世紀哲學對話
[18th C. Philosophical Dialogue]
學分數:3
時   數:3
Through this course, students should acquire an appreciation for a genre of the English and French Enlightenment, the philosophical dialogue, that operated on the intersection of philosophy, science, aesthetics, and politics. The philosophical dialogue was instrumental in the establishment of a public sphere, but also a genre with an uneasy fit between the demands of literature and those of philosophy. 
【田偉文】

美學:柔美與雄渾
[The Beautiful and the Sublime]

學分數:3
時   數:3
Neoplatonist philosophers thought of beauty as a metaphysical quality. Beauty, they said, is an element of the divine that shines through in the world (Longinus, Plotinus). By the eighteenth century, metaphysics came to be discounted in favor of more rational and commonsensical approaches and the question came to be how beauty could be defined. We will follow how, in definitions both objective and subjective, the beautiful came to be distinguished from the sublime (Burke, Kant, Schiller, Matthew Lewis’s The Monk). To Romantics and twentieth-century avant-garde artists, the sublime was by far the more interesting category (Wordsworth, Weiskel, Gerhart Hauptmann, “Flagman Thiel”), but for reasons we will investigate, a desire for the beautiful is reasserting itself. But how to return to beauty after two centuries of the sublime is proving a problem (Susan Stewart, Wendy Steiner, James Kirwan). 
【田偉文】 

烏托邦想像
[The Utopian Imagination]
學分數:3
時   數:3
It is the destiny of utopias to fail, but this does not disqualify them as objects of literary, political, and philosophical attention. Utopias reveal much about the ideals and ideologies of the times and societies that design them. We will read utopias and critical reflections on utopias in order to recognize utopia as a genre of thought that, negatively, shows us our own world with unique clarity. Special attention will be given to the theoretical reflections of Louis Marin, Roland Barthes, and Fredric Jameson.
【田偉文】

國族主義與現代愛爾蘭文學 
[Nationalism and Modern Irish Literature]
學分數:3
時   數:3
本課程以愛爾蘭政治背景為切入點,先介紹其國族主義之淵源和流派,進而探討十九世紀末以降各種的殖民的文學生產策略,包括本土作品之翻譯以及改寫、書寫本土風土人情、國際化書寫、口述文學傳承和現代主義雜合體等。
使學生了解國族主義與現代愛爾蘭文學生產之間的辨證關係,進而思考文學與政治如何相倚相剋、文學經典變動之成因等課題。
This course is intended to explore the numerous ways Anglo-Irish literary production since the late nineteenth century responds to colonialism and nationalism.
【林玉珍】


新興英文文學 
[New Literatures in English] 
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course follows a topical line in its organization of sections while placing equal emphasis, both inside and between these sections, on the historical backgrounds that pertain to the listed texts and authors. The guiding topics, following a general introduction, include “The Isle is Full of Noises” (Section One), “Alighting the Dark Continent ” (of Africa ) (Section Two), “The Misty Dawn of Modernity” (Section Three), and “The New and the Ludicrous” (Section Four), which also serves as the conclusion. Various visual aids (maps, pictures of landscape, authors and book covers, etc) will be incorporated to provide pertinent contexts to the discussion. 
【系所教師】

現代小說中瘋狂詩學 
[A Poetics of Madness in Modern Fiction]
學分數:3
時    數:3
This course aims at exploring the possibility of a poetics of madness in modern fiction. We shall study the philosophy of Nietzsche and Foucault, and the works by Conrad, Woolf, and Lessing.
【系所教師】

傅科與現代小說 
[Modern Fiction and Michel Foucault
]
學分數:3
時    數:3
This course aims at exploring modern fiction in terms of Michel Foucault’s ideas of home/family and the disciplinary society. For Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers in the twentieth century, home designates a site of surveillance and family an agency of control. TMichel Foucault’s power-knowledge theory provides the best guide to interpret these issues and representations in modern fiction. Texts include selected works by Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood.
【系所教師】


喬依斯 
[James Joyce]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This course is intended to examine the problems of language, identity, history, etc. in Joyce's novels in terms of their Irish context as well other perspectives of students' interests. 
本課程兼顧愛爾蘭文化情境以及學生所感興趣的研究方法,探討喬依斯小中的之語言、
身分認同、歷史等課題。 
【林玉珍】 

當代美國原住民文學 
[Contemporary Native American Literature]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course traces how Native American diasporic experience is translated as testimony to amend American history and how their cultural translation of diaspora attest to Native American identity in transit, placing diasporic experience, memory, and identity under scrutiny.
【黃心雅】
 

 
B 碩士班選修課程  Master courses
翻譯 
[Tran
slation]
學分數:3
時   數:3
The course begins with an introduction on principles of translation, a historical survey of the important role of translation in Western literature, and an analysis of Westernization of the Chinese Language. In addition to oral interpretation in class, written exercises of translation from English into Chinese and vice versa are assigned weekly. Dramatic dialogues are material for oral exercise, while excerpts from literary works as well as writings of general interest in humanities serve as written assignments.
【系內教師】


文藝復興時期戲劇
[English Renaissance Drama]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This course is to familiarize the students with a variety of cultural aspects represented in English Renaissance Drama. This course will provide historical background and the dynamism and the change, which were invigorating the theater at that time, and initiate the students to appreciate Renaissance dramas through different critical theories. The plays for discussion include The Jew of Malta (Marlowe), Arden of Feversham (anonymous), The Alchemist (Jonson), The Duchess of Malfi (Webster), The Changeling (Middleton), The Witch of Edmonton (collaborated by John Ford, etc.), and Cymbeline (Shakespeare). 
【李祁芳】

十九世紀前女性劇作家 
[Women Playwrights Before 1800]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This course examines women playwrights before 1800, their position as playwrights, their understanding about their society, and their dramatic texts. 
Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the cultural history of England before 1800, the history of theater and the issues that women playwrights represented in their dramas. The playwrights to be discussed include: Elizabeth Cary, Aphra Behn, Margaret Cavendish, Mary Deverell, and Delarivier Manley.
【王儀君】

當代英國戲劇
[Contemporary English Drama]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This course will examine various perspectives as represented in contemporary English Drama, e.g. the heritage of realism, social realism, poetic realism, expressionism, epic theater and drama of the absurd. 
【王儀君】
 
二十世紀美國戲劇 
[20th-Century American Drama]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This course will focus on the 20th-Century American representative dramatists, and topics for discussion range from modernism, post modern theatre, feminist drama as well African-American dramas and Asian American theatre. The playwrights for study include Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang and Frank Chin, etc. Students are requested to give two oral presentations and submit one final paper for evaluation.
【王儀君】 

十七世紀英詩 
[17th-Century English Poetry]
學分數:3
時   數:3
It begins with a historical introduction to English poetry of the seventeenth century up to the Restoration, as a transition from the Elizabethans to the Augustans, and from Renaissance to Neo-Classicism. This is followed by reading of selections from the major figures and other minor poets. 
【系所教師】

浪漫時期詩歌(一)
[Romantic Poetry I]

學分數:3
時   數:3
The course begins with a general introduction to the Romantic Period (1798-1832), its historical and literary backgrounds, Romanticism as a multi-genre and international movement, and the decline of Romantic Movement. Selection reading s include short lyrics by Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats as well as longer poems such as: Burn's Tam o'Shanter, Blake's The Book of Thel and America: A Prophecy, Wordsworth's Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, Ode on Intimations of Immortality, Ode on Duty, Resolution and Independence; Michael and The Prelude; Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Christabel and Dejection: An ode; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan; Shelley's Adonais and Prometheus Unbound; and Keats's The Eve of St. Agnes. 
【李佳容】

浪漫時期詩歌(二) 
[Romantic Poetry II]
 
學分數:3
時   數:3
T
his sminar studies the second generation of major Romantic poets and some of the lesser Romantics. 
1. Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, The Vision of Judgment, Don Juan & Others
2. Shelley's A Defence of Poetry, Adonais & other poems
3. Keats's Lamia, the Eve of St. Agnes, the Odes & others
4. The lesser Romantic (Landor, Scott, Moore)

【李佳容】

維多利亞文學:詩歌 
[Victorian Literature: Poetry]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course introduces students to Victorian poets and their works including Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti. It aims to inspire students to study literature to the Victorian period, to assess narratives of the age, to apply different critical approaches to the understanding of this period and genre, and to encourage the students to do further research on this field.
【賴淑芳】

維多利亞研究:文學、文化與社會 
[Victorian Study: Literature, Culture and Society]

學分數:3
時   數:3
The course approaches the study of Victorian literature, culture and society from different perspectives. It is to look at how different issues of the culture and society at this period have been dealt with by the writers. It attempts to help the students to see some significant historical events, debates and trends in literary texts in order to help them grasp the distinct cultural, social, political, economic, scientific and aesthetics contexts of this period. The course considers relationship between the literary texts and contemporary discourses.
【賴淑芳】

十八世紀英國小說
[18th-Century British Novel]

學分數:3
時    數:3
Considering how central a genre novel is today, it is a surprise that in much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the genre was not all that respected. How the novel gained prominence so quickly after the middle of the eighteenth century is the first question we will ask ourselves. We will look at the answers to this and related questions of two important scholars on this matter, Ian Watt (The Rise of the Novel, 1957) and J. Paul Hunter (Before novels, 1990). After that we will plunge into a reading of 6 to 7 novels by writers such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding (both Henry and Sarah), Sterne, Burney. We’ll generally spend two weeks on a novel; the second week we will also read some additional secondary readings on the novel under discussion.
【田偉文】

十九世紀英國小說
[19th- Century British Fiction]

學分數:3
時    數:3
A strong emphasis will be places upon the cultural, social, and political contexts of the 19th-century English novels. Students will be required to write a 12-pages seminar paper dealing with critical issues in the texts they read, in addition to biweekly reading notes (3-4 pages) for each novel in question. 
【賴淑芳】

二十世紀英國小說 
[20th-Century British fiction]

學分數:3
時    數:3
本課程以國族、性別、宗教、階級差異等主題為經,小說技巧為緯,探討本世紀英國小說。
This course aims at exploring twentieth-century English novel from diverse perspectives, including gender, race, religion, class, and narrative strategies. 
【林玉珍】

現代女小說家 
[Modern Women Novelists]

學分數:3
時    數:3
The course is divided into three parts: an introduction to feminist criticism, close reading of modern narratives by women, and a comparative study of Chinese and Western women writers. We shall discuss such common themes as sexual politics, gender and identity, mother-daughter relationship, and the female tradition in literature. Discussion will especially concentrate on the way women novelists manipulate narrative conventions to critique scoial concepts and practices, and to recreate new form of female subjectivity. In addition, students are encouraged to examine works by Chinese women writers in a comparative perspective. 
【系所教師】

現代美國小說 
[Modern and Contemporary American Fiction]

學分數:3
時    數:3
In this course, students will study some of the significant features of the American novels and short fiction of the past fifty years, both as artistic expression and as responses to cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, including WWII, Vietnam War, legacies of slavery, etc. The key issues to be examined in this course will include urbanization and immigration, race as a continuing crisis in American society, changes in gender roles and views of sexuality, and the uses of postmodern aesthetic discourses and techniques. 
【張錦忠】

莎士比亞
【Shakespeare】
學分數:3
時    數:3
This module introduces the life and work of William Shakespeare with critical approaches to history, literature, and early modern performance. Reading Shakespeare's fourteen plays, narrative poems (Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece), and the Sonnets, we will also study the great literary traditions in relation to the making of Shakespeare. In addition to taking the final exam and completing a research paper, students are required to reconstruct a Globe Playhouse of their own. 
Assignments for the Winter Break: 
1. Read the complete works of Shakespeare. 
2. Explore EEBO (via HUSO) & www.luminarium.org
Interested students who have never studied Shakespeare before but would like to audit should read Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare in the winter break.

【李祁芳

 山米爾‧強森
[Samuel Johnson]
學分數:3
時    數:3
Introduction to Samuel Johnson, the most famous English author of his time, and to the literary world and literary ideas of mid-eighteenth-century London.
【田偉文】

 
渥茲渥斯 
[William Wordsworth]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This course is to guide students in their reading of Wordsworth's works, both poetry and prose, as well as to familiarize them with the poet's biographical, social and historical backgrounds. 
本課主旨在於研讀渥茲渥斯的作品。綱要: (1) 選讀渥茲渥斯的作品,重點放在其詩作早期到中期的發展脈絡。(2) 深入討論The Prelude, Home at Grasmere 和 Excursion之間的關係。(3) 從十八世紀西方美學觀點來閱讀渥茲渥斯作品。(4) 探討渥茲渥斯如何處理他在The Recluse序言裡所提出來的三大主題:人類,自然和社會。
【李佳容】

狄更斯 
[Dickens]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This course introduces Dickens and the spirit of his age, guides the students to approach the novelist’s works of different stages of his literary career, and leads them to explore Dickensian criticism. It aims to cultivate the students’ in-depth understanding of Dickens and interest to conduct further research.
【賴淑芳】

吳爾芙 
[Virginia Woolf]
學分數:3
時    數:3
“Virginia Woolf was not an imitator—she was an innovator who re-defined the novel and pointed the way towards its future possibilities.” We shall study Woolf's major novels and critical essays in various perspectives-- literary, political and philosophical. 
【 系所教師】

早期美國文學 
[Early American Literature]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This course provides an overview of early American literature, with special emphasis on American Romanticism.
【盧莉茹】


亞裔美國文學
[Asian American Literature]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This course will expose students to Asian American writings, represented by a cross section in various genres, including prose, fiction, biography, poetry, drama, and translation
【陳福仁】

北美原住民生命書寫
[Native American Life Writing]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This seminar investigates traditions and innovation in Native American life writing, putting Native American concepts of self, life, language, and identities under scrutiny. We ask how the Native self is historicized and localized—defined by community and landscape—and how autobiography is related to history, focusing on critical works by Arnold Krupat, Gerald Vizenor, Hertha Wong, Kendall Johnson, and David Brumble, among others, who offer the most comprehensive and theoretical discussions of Native American self narratives. Selected primary readings range from oral and written collaborative (as-told-to) autobiography and pictography as autobiography to innovations of oral traditions by distinctive contemporary Native authors. With all this, we aim to interpret Native self narratives as “bicultural composite composition,” in Krupat’s words, “a ground on which two cultures meet,” “the textual equivalent of the frontier.”
【黃心雅】


當代北美原住民小說
[Contemporary North Native American Novels]

學分數:3
時   數:3
This seminar presents a variety of contemporary North Native American novels to investigate the distinguished tradition in Native American literary production. Our discussion will involve contemporary concerns with the voice from the margin, the turn to the native and other, alterity to literary canon, and the debate on local, national, and cosmopolitan literature. We trace the tradition and innovation of North Native American novels from Native American Renaissance, which is usually regarded to have begun in 1968 with the publication of N.Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn, up to more recent publications to create a bond among different generations of Indian writers as well as to better interpret Indian tradition as a decidedly different experience of defining and naming themselves. The seminar is to concentrate on the hallmark writings of Momaday, Silko, Vizenor, Hogan, Sherman Alexie, Diane Glancy, and Thomas King. Primary readings will be supplemented by film-viewings and second critical references.
【黃心雅】

當代美國邊緣弱勢文學
[Contemporary American Literature from the Margins]

學分數:3
時    數:3
This course will focus on American literature from writers who self-identify as a member of a minority group of gender, race, ethnicity, class, disability, and others.
1. We will read a variety of texts (from memoirs, poems, criticism, to novels) and explore current topics including diaspora, hybridity, adoption narratives, identity politics, global capitalism, New Age religion, location, trauma, physical and mental disability.
2. We will investigate the ways in which they participate in and expand the American literary tradition.
3. We will examine the reciprocal relationship between authors and their society and how their narratives and counter-narratives both question and reassess what it means to be 'American,' and help us to re-imagine the American mythos. 
【陳福仁】


當代加拿大英文文學
[Contemporary Canadian Literature in English]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course aims to explore the fragmented aesthetics of selected Canadian writing in English of the twentieth century. Individually these works contain and contest as well some of the major themes and theses on “garrison mentality.” Through a combination of close critical reading, analysis of spatial representation, and theoretical reflection, we will try to examine what local knowledge and history Canadian writers call upon, how place influences how subjects situate themselves within and outside of communities, and to what extent the densely textured milieus open up the emptiness and the oppressiveness of the Canadian landscape.
【洪敏秀】

視覺文化與理論
[Visual Culture and Theory]
學分數:3
時    數:3
Recent discussions about visual culture have focused on issues of identity— sexual, racial, national—and the boundaries that define subjectivity. In this context this course adopts an analytical and critical strategy. We will examine the diverse range of recent approaches to visual analysis and explain key theories on visual culture by providing visual examples of how they function. 
【洪敏秀】

 
電影研究
[Film Studies]
學分數:3
時   數:3
The aim of this course is to introduce to students of literature contemporary approaches to the study of film which draw especially on Christian Metz and Raymond Bellour’s theories of “analysis of film” and “analysis in frames.” Emphasis will be placed on studying the narrative structure of classical Hollywood film, particularly Alfred Hitchcock’s works, and contextual issues such as desire, ideology, identity, and subjectivity. We will read theoretical discussion of cinema by Metz, Bellour, Juri Lotman, and Stephen Heath.
【張錦忠】

記憶與文學 
[Memory and Literature]
學分數:3
時    數:3
The course aims to discuss how the cultural memory and collective memory construct the past history via literary adn visual texts in order to elaborate on the relationship among the essence of memory, time, symbols and writings. Over the course of the semester, focuses will be put on reading theories of cultural memory and memories tackled in novels, and reflecting upon the representation and discussion of memory and historical trauma in literary, visual and cultural texts.
探討文化記憶與集體記憶如何透過文學與影像文本建構過去的歷史,以理解記憶的本質及其和時間、象徵與書寫的關係。本學期課程主要在於閱讀文化記憶理論以及小說中所處理的記憶,同時思考記憶與歷史創傷在文學、影像與文化文本的呈現與論述。
 
【張錦忠】 

 哲學與文學
[Philosophy and Literature]
學分數:3
時   數:3
The aim of this course is to explore ideas interplaying or intersecting between philosophy and literature. Focus will be placed specifically on the nature and aesthetics of literature, philosophical interpretation of various issues in literature, and literary treatment of philosophical themes.
【張錦忠】


離散詩學 
[Poetic Diaspora]

學分數:3
時   數:3
The aim of this course is to read narratives from diasporic writers among the immigrant communities. Selected readings in criticisms on diasporic writing and cultural discourses will also be included. Textual interpretation and analysis will be undertaken from the perspective of diaspora studies, and focuses will be on issues of culture, identification, identity, hybridity, boundary, space, migration, and language. 
本課旨在描繪與理解離散詩學/美學的論述架構,病藉由文本分析探討當代美加華裔詩人的離散詩學與實踐

(一)華人離散族群與社會 
(二)華裔離散詩人與居留地文學史 
(三)離散詩學,語言,屬性與流動性 
(四)當代離散華裔詩人選讀:Shirley Lim, Chin Woon Ping, Li-Young Lee Marlyn Chin 
(五)離散詩學相關論述:後殖民,文化研究,旅行理論,移民論述,華/亞美文學
【張錦忠】

 後殖民論述
[Postcolonial Discourse]
學分數:3
時    數:3
This seminar introduces students to the major literary and cultural-historical concerns that inform the rise and evolution of postcolonial studies. It will address in particular the aesthetics and the politics of postcolonial literary production.

This seminar will be organized around the following four major interests with which postcolonial studies and the critique of globalization is concerned: (1) the writing of history, (2) the politics and aesthetics of writing, (3) identity and the practice of power, and (4) positionality in the flux of hybridization. 
【張錦忠】

失能研究
[Disability Studies]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course provides students with an overview of the emerging field of disability studies. It is designed to help them gain knowledge about disability as a social, cultural, historical and political construction. The course is interdisciplinary; it draws on a variety of disciplines and discourses to understand the social, cultural, and political discourse of disability studies, ranging from varying disability definitions, cultural meanings and representations, social justice and human rights issues, and current bioethical debates related to disability. 
【孫小玉】

拉崗精神分析 
[Lacanian Psychoanalysis]

學分數:3
時   數:3
Intended for the student without prior knowledge of Lacan or psychoanalysis, this course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of (post-) Lacanian psychoanalysis and its uses for academic inquiry. It first aims at the acquisition of the most salient terms of Lacanian discourse and next explores how these concepts can be usefully related to the various disciplines within English Studies.
【陳福仁】 

紀傑克
[SLAVOJ ZIZEK]
學分數:3
時   數:3
Intended for the student without prior knowledge of Žižek/Lacan or psychoanalysis, and, more specifically, for the student whose interest lies in the interpretation of contemporary cultural issues and literary texts, this course is designed to introduce the student to the central concerns of Žižek’s work and their uses for academic inquiry.
陳福仁】 

美國自然寫作與生態論述
[Ecocriticism and the American Nature Writing Tradition]
學分數:3
時    數:3
We will examine pastoral literature, natural history, spiritual autobiography, travel writing, Romantic poetry, and ecology as the formal and philosophical roots of American nature writing. Our readings and discussions will examine nature as the object of philosophical discourse; as the source of religious and spiritual belief; as a subject of visual and verbal representation; as the material basis for making art; as an historical subject; as a focus of moral and political debate; as the object of scientific investigation; as the occasion for self-examination; as a category of verbal and visual narratives; as a stimulus for imaginative productions of various kinds. By taking an expansive look at these dominant threads of environmental discourse, this course will prepare students to think critically and systematically about the value-laden term “nature.”
【盧莉茹】

美國邊疆文學
[American Frontier Literature]
學分數:3
時   數:3
This course will explore important literary and historical texts that characterized and defined what is now as the American West by looking at experiences of exploration, expansion, contacts, and conflicts.  Our goal is to examine how the American West, both the real and the imagined, shaped American culture and society.
【系所教師】

 

余光中老師
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