100年第2學期-0146 英國文學（二） 課程資訊
|Midterm Exam||40||Midterm exam includes definition questions, close reading assignments, and literary interpretation topics.|
|Final Exam||40||Final exam includes definition questions, close reading assignments, and literary interpretation topics.|
|Writing Assignment||20||Take home writing assignment.|
British Literature II aims to: 1. give students a good grounding in British Literature of, roughly speaking, the past two hundred years, and in doing so offer a window on the history and culture of the British Isles. 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.
British II is designated a lecture (i.e. large) course in the department but it should be an interactive dialogue between the instructor and students. A lecturer merely standing in front of the class giving opinions about textual readings just won’t do. Questions, answers and comments should be equally appropriate from both sides of the dialogue: the teacher and the students. The instructor assigns material which the students prepare before class, and class time serves as a forum for exchanging ideas.
At the beginning of the first and second hour of class each week throughout the year, a pair of students presents a 10-minute report on a chronologically-related topic (examples might include: the Peterloo Massacre; the First Reform Bill; Chartist demands; Nightingale in the Crimea). There may be exams on reading assignments during breaks, or papers assigned during those times, depending upon the nature of the material. The Midterm and Final examinations are rigorous, and consist of 5 parts, each worth 20% of the total exam grade.
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The main course textbook is The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors (8th edition). The wide range of authors and texts included allows for some variation in the syllabus from year to year depending on the semester schedule and student interest. Generally, though, major authors such as, e.g., William Blake, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, P. B. Shelley, John Keats, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Mathew Arnold, Oscar Wilde, the war poets, T. S. Eliot, Jean Rhys, harold Pinter, and V. S. Naipaul, are covered.
Some examples of 19th and 20th century fiction; such as, e.g., Great Expectations or Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre, and Mr. Johnson (based on the novel by Joyce Carey); will be studied by means of handouts and film adaptations.
Additional texts and learning materials will be presented by means of handouts, Powerpoint presentations or the Tunghai MOODLE teaching / learning platform.