107年第1學期-5089 個別指導 課程資訊
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1. The Instructor assists the student in formulating a research topic concerning the area the student intends to research.
2. The Instructor assists the student in searching, assessing, summarizing, integrating and synthesizing essential reviews of literature on the chosen topic.
3. The Instructor assists the student in relating current research to prior related research.
4. Regular meeting times will be scheduled for the instructor to monitor the student’s progress.
The Independent Study course allows each student to work on a project of her own interest that may be turned into a research topic for a thesis. Each student will focus on an area that she is interested in and will engage in researching, assessing, summarizing, integrating, and synthesizing essential literature on the chosen topic. Students will meet regularly with the professor in order that their progress be monitored and their projects advised. At regular intervals over the semester students will present progress reports for discussion with other students in the class. At the end of the semester students will develop and write an extended research essay, or have developed a chapter or chapters toward, and an outline for, an MA in Literature thesis.
The goals of the Independent Study are:
1. To enable the student to formulate and develop a research topic.
2. The help the student search, assess, and summarize essential primary and secondary literature on the chosen topic.
3. To assist the student in extending her knowledge of the research topic and the range of analytical, historical, and theoretical approaches which can be utilized in furthering the objectives of the student’s project.
1. The instructor assists the student in formulating a research topic on the area the student is interested in.
2. The instructor assists the student in searching, assessing, summarizing, integrating, and synthesizing essential reviews of literature on the chosen topic.
3. The instructor assists the student in relating current research to prior related research.
4. The instructor assists the student in designing an appropriate research methodology for the topic.
5. Regular meeting time will be scheduled for the instructor to monitor the student’s progress.
Textbooks and References:
A number of primary and secondary materials related to individual research projects will be collected by the students with guidance from the professor. Additional useful readings may be discussed in individual and progress report sessions.
Other Useful Readings:
Relevant to Diana Wu’s research:
Adams, Jenni, ed. The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature. London:
Ezrahi, Sidra DeKoven. By Words Alone: The Holocaust in Literature. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1980.
Friedlander, Saul, ed. Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the “Final
Solution.” Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Lang, Berel. Holocaust Representation: Art within the Limits of History and Ethics. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Langer, Lawrence L. The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination. New Haven, CT: Yale
University Press, 1975.
Rosen, Alan, ed. Literature of the Holocaust. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press,
Rosenfeld, Alvin H. A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1980.
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust. The Florida Center for Instructional Technology. 21 July
2017.Web. 10 June 2018. https://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/arts/lit.htm
Young, James E. Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the Consequences of
Interpretation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.
Relevant to Vivian Chen’s Research:
Bouchard, Donald F., ed. Language, Countermemory, Practice. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1977.
Dillon, Michael. Foucault on Politics, Security and War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. New
York: Pantheon, 1977.
- - - . The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Vintage, 2010.
- - - . Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of