100年第2學期-0161 歐洲文學：十九、二十世紀 課程資訊
1. Students will become familiar with and understand the major shifts in thinking brought about by various modern European authors and their respective philosophical beliefs and theories.
2. Students will gain comprehension of the major social shifts and changes both influencing modern European thought and the way political and social thinking in turn changed the ways in which society and its institutions viewed the relationship of the individual to the collective, to subjectivity, to science, and to history and economics.
3. Students will be able to understand and distinguish between various forms of discourse particular to this period, including philosophical, literary, theoretical, political and scientific.
4. Students will gain comprehensions of various stylistic and conceptual changes across genres, for examples, the Symboliste movement in French literature and poetry, and the Absurdist and Decadent movements informing various traditions. They will be able to identify experimental forms, as well as literary approaches to the challenges of an uncertain universe typified by Magical Realism and Postmodernism.
The fourth section of this course continues with the Literature of Continental Europe, taking up with literary Realism and proceeding through Modernism. The course will emphasize a pedagogical approach best suited to Chinese students of Western languages and literatures, examining the way that writers from these periods reflect deep concerns with the emergence of the mapping of the subject (Freud), the social realm as an organic entity (Durkheim), the “transvaluation of values” (Nietzsche), the critique of history, society and economics (Marx) and the perspective of nature as a determining factor in the evolution of human consciousness (Darwin). We will read both creative and philosophical writings, including essays, novel selections, a play, poetry, political tracts and speeches. Emphasized will be various authors’ changes in approach to conventional literary subject matter, language usage and rhetoric heralded by different concepts of subjectivity brought about by the discovery of the unconscious and the problematical relationship of nature and culture. Styles such
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The Norton Anthology of Western Literature. 8th Edition. Vol 2. Ed. Sarah Lawall. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.