100年第2學期-0177 文討：哥德文學傳統 課程資訊
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1. Students will attempt to define the Gothic Tradition as part of literature and culture and will trace a genealogy of the Gothic Tradition from the 18th century novel to contemporary literature, film and digital culture.
2. Students will study the Gothic Tradition within the historical, social, and philosophical contexts of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Victorian period, Modernism and Postmodernism.
3. Students will examine a wide range of gothic texts aimed at adults and at young adults from different periods within the Gothic Tradition.
4. Students will be introduced to different aspects of gothic texts and will learn to critically analyze these aspects using the proper terminology.
5. Critical theory related to gothic texts will be covered and students will apply this theory to books and extracts they have read.
6. Students will independently research a topic within the Gothic Tradition and present their findings to the class.
7. Students will write regular journals in which they reflect critically on their reading of Gothic texts.
8. Students will write an extended essay on a Gothic text or Gothic author of their choice.
Office HourMondays 14:10-16:00 or by appointment. Office LAN 112C
There is no text book for this class. Materials will be collected by the teacher into a course pack and students will be provided with the required reading materials throughout the semester. Students need to buy several novels:
James, Henry (1898; 2011) The Turn of the Screw, London: Collins Classics.
Shelley, Mary (1818; 2010) Frankenstein, London: Collins Classics.
Stevenson, R. L. (1886; 2010) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, London: Collins Classics.
Wilde, Oscar (1890; 2010) The Picture of Dorian Gray, London: Collins Classics.