105年第2學期-0167 歐洲文學：十二至十六世紀 課程資訊
|Weekly work, study questions||10||Written to engage with the chapter readings and/or handouts|
|Essay, longer||25||Research project|
|Quizzes||20||Based on readings and lectures|
|Final Exam||25||Will include an essay question|
本課程名額為 35人，已有32 人選讀，尚餘名額3人。
1. Students will build a solid foundation for their study of British, American, and other Western Literatures, languages, and cultural media in required and elective courses in the English Majors program. Included as part of this agenda, students will examine those authors and periods which figure prominently in many literature and culture courses in the FLLD. Students will also familiarize themselves with key literary and cultural concepts (allegory, chivalry, essay, political philosophy, religious writings, the romance, women writers, lyric poetry, the literature of exploration, etc.). This literature will be examined for the traces of influence wrought by Europe’s cultural indebtedness to the classical world, and the way it extends the logic of that world into the literature of later periods. The course will thus promote students’ understanding of the Western literary tradition while contributing to their conceptual and linguistic enrichment. Demonstrated on Quizzes, test, discussion, essay questions.
2. Students will gain an understanding of the process whereby different aspects of Continental literature from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Early Modern period and the period of exploration have become important influences on world civilization. Demonstrated on quizzes, tests, in discussions, essay questions.
3. Students will learn how to engage critically several course themes, regarding power relations and social structure, the freedom of the individual vs. societal conformity, the formation of national identities, gender roles and relations, and the concept of voice in literary studies. The course will further explore these concepts in the investigation of the individual in relation to religion, to particular social structures and conditions such as feudalism, creative self-fashioning, chivalry, and political ideology, encounters with the cultural other, etc. Demonstrated on quizzes, tests, in discussion, essay questions.
This second half of this course continues with the literature of Continental Europe, taking up with the early medieval period and proceeding through the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Early Modern Period, on up to New World colonization. The course will emphasize anl approach that is best suited to Chinese students of Western languages and literatures: the religious and secular writers of the Middle Ages, European storytelling and legends, the chivalric tradition, the poetry of the sonnet writers, the ballad culture, the classic works of the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, including both creative and philosophical writings, the essay genre, the book of manners, the mystery play, the allegory, and the satire. All of these works will be explored regarding the evolution of the Indo-European languages; Western concepts of self, other, home, identity, family, nation, state, and justice, divinity, mythology, etc.
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The Norton Anthology of Western Literature. Vol 1. Ed. Martin Puchner, et. al. 9th
Edition. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.