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0157 - 英國文學 (三) British Literature (III)

教育目標 Course Target

British Literature III aims to: 1. give students a good grounding in British literature of, roughly speaking, the romantic age to the late nineteenth century, and in doing so offer a window on the history and culture of Britain. 2. examine how and why British literature has achieved such a prominent and influential position in world literature and global culture. 3. develop students' ability to analyze and interpret texts and other cultural media and foster critical thought. BL III is the third part of a two-year sequence of courses consisting of BL I, BL II, BL III, and BL IV. While BL I and II introduce students to British literature from its Anglo-Saxon origins up to and including the Enlightenment, BL III and IV cover the literature of Britain from the time of the Industrial Revolution, i.e. the last decades of the 18th cent., to the contemporary age. We pay special attention to the following themes and issues: national and regional identities, class struggles, conceptions of gender and race, the formation of a pluralistic society, utopianism, the Gothic tradition, changing conceptions of nature, the encounter with other cultures, modernity, and the role of art and the artist. Though most of the authors discussed belong to British literature narrowly defined (i.e. originating in the British Isles) some colonial and post-colonial English authors from English speaking countries in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere will also be touched upon.

課程概述 Course Description

British Literature III is the third part of a four-semester sequence of courses consisting of British Literature I, II, III and IV. British Literature III and IV teaches students British Literature from approximately the age of the Industrial Revolution, i.e. the last decades of the 18th Century, up to the modern period. It aims to provide students with a solid grounding in British Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Literature and Thought. Students are introduced to the historical context of the literary pieces they are reading, including social, political, and cultural history. Students also study formal aspects of literature, including word choice, literary techniques, and style. Students are taught how to read critically and to discuss and evaluate the significance and contribution of literature to human civilization.

參考書目 Reference Books

The main course textbook is the one volume edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature (9th ed.), which students have already started using in BL I. The syllabus varies from year to year, but major authors such as, e.g., William Blake, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, P. B. Shelley, Keats, Dickens, Stevenson, Tennyson, Oscar Wilde, T. S. Eliot, Harold Pinter, etc..are covered.

Several examples of 19th and 20th cent. fiction will also be studied by means of film adaptations. These may also differ from year to year, but will generally include classics such as, e.g., Great Expectations or Oliver Twist (based on novels by Charles Dickens), Jane Eyre (based on novel by Charlotte Bronte), and Mr. Johnson (based on novel by Joyce Carey).

The course instructor will also make additional materials available via handouts or the Moodle page for this course.

評分方式 Grading

評分項目 Grading Method 配分比例 Grading percentage 說明 Description
Midterm ExamMidterm Exam
40 Exam administered during the midterm exam week.
Final ExamFinal Exam
40 Exam administered during the final exam week.
End of Semester Writing AssignmentEnd of Semester Writing Assignment
20 Essay assignment on a choice of topics.
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Course Information


學分 Credit:3-0
上課時間 Course Time:Tuesday/4,Friday/1,2[LAN010]
授課教師 Teacher:Henk Vynckier
修課班級 Class:外文系3,4
選課備註 Memo:英國文學(一)(二)、英國文學(三)(四)及美國文學(一)(二)任選兩組列入12必修學分,超出之學分納入系內選修學分

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