100年第2學期-0174 文討:小說選讀:喬埃斯作品賞析 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 15人,已有11人選讀,尚餘名額4人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Participation 40
Midterm Paper 30
Final Paper 30

授課教師

David Decker

教育目標

James Joyce, it has been argued, is the greatest, or most important, or most unique, or whatever you like, modern writer of English (language) fiction. But Joyce wasn’t English. He was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland during an era often called the Irish Renaissance (late 19th-early 20th centuries), an era which produced such world-class talents as W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw (both Dubliners), Frank O’Connor, Augusta Gregory, and many more. Modern Irish Rock music from Van Morrison to the Cranberries to U2 owes a lot to these writers. This is a selection of Joyce’s work, taught more or less chronologically. We will read the complete A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. There will be a selection of six stories from Dubliners (not “Araby”), a brief selection of Joyce’s rarely taught, but simple and moving Pomes Penneyeach. Finally, we will cover with careful guidance, sections from Ulysses: from Proteus, the Lestrygonians, and the night-town scene, called Circe. We’ll look at page 1 and two or three other pages, including the last one from Finnegan’s Wake, just for flavor. Ulysses is not a particularly hard book for Tunghai FLLD students. The instructor knows very well the problems students might have, and believes this famous novel can be understood. The inst. (let’s go to “I”) grew up in a background that puts me in a position to transmit the pathos, humour, Irishness, and the essence of James Joyce to you.

課程概述

James Joyce, it has been argued, is the greatest, or most important, or most unique, or whatever you like, modern writer of English (language) fiction. But Joyce wasn’t English. He was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland during an era often called the Irish Renaissance (late 19th-early 20th centuries), an era which produced such world-class talents as W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw (both Dubliners), Frank O’Connor, Augusta Gregory, and many more. Modern Irish Rock music from Van Morrison to the Cranberries to U2 owes a lot to these writers.

課程資訊

參考書目

Text: The Vintage James Joyce, including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man & Dubliners (entire), Vintage Publishers