100年第1學期-0147 英國文學（二） 課程資訊
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This course aims to provide students an overview of major British literary works and literary theories produced by influential authors from late eighteenth century to early twentieth century. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have a greater understanding of how changes in politics, economics, and culture affect the way literature is produced, perceived, and consumed. In addition, through reading the representative works of these periods, students are expected to sharpen their ability in analyzing literary works, improve their critical thinking skills, and develop a sensibility to language.
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.