99年第1學期-0154 英國文學（二） 課程資訊
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British Literature II is the second part of a two－year sequence of courses consisting of British Literature I and II. British Literature I covers British literature from its Anglo－Saxon origins up to and including the Enlightenment; British Literature II covers the literature of Britain from the age of the Industrial Revolution to the present. The course pays special attention to the following themes and issues: national and regional identities, the formation of a pluralistic society, class struggles, conceptions of gender and race, utopianism, the Gothic tradition, changing conceptions of nature, the encounter with other cultures, and the role of art and the artist.
British Literature II aims to:
1. give students a good grounding in British literature of, roughly speaking, the past 200 years, and in doing so offer a window on the history and culture of Britain.
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 Literature II teaches students British Literature from approximately the age of the Industrial Revolution, i.e. the last decades of the 18th Century, up to the modern period. It aims to provide students with a solid grounding in British Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Literature and Thought. Students are introduced to the historical context of the literary pieces they are reading, including social, political, and cultural history. Students also study formal aspects of literature, including word choice, literary techniques, and style. Students are taught how to read critically and to discuss and evaluate the significance and contribution of literature to human civilization.
Office HourFriday: 10-12 PM (FLLD 3rd Floor; Office B)
The Norton Anthology of English Literature 2
Instructor’s handouts and Powerpoint presentations
Selected films and documentaries