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審定:無
翻譯:蘇凱惠(簡介並寄信)
編輯:鄭世祥(簡介並寄信)

概論

本課程關注焦點為史上著名的政治審判,並逐一檢視有關-證據,闡釋,法律及社會等方面之爭論。其間我們會問的問題包括了:審判在公共論述裡所扮演的角色為何?如何藉由審判使當時的某些政治及社會議題具體化?審判是怎樣起了戲劇效果?審判上的一些規矩是否隨著時間逐漸顯露出來??法律推理,文字敘述或 故事在審判中相互影響?審判中的個體和政府,教會和政府,公開及私下場合的參與者這三者間又有怎樣的衝突矛盾?而這些審判對於公共論述又有怎樣的貢獻及詆毀呢?日新月異的科技在審判中又扮演了怎樣的角色?


作業

所有學生必須完成每週的閱讀,並針對內容寫一份2-3頁的讀書心得。同時學生也必須共同領導其中一堂課,並於當天課程中帶領討論。

一份15-20頁的期末報告必須在第11次上課前繳交。關於期末報告,以下期限也需遵守: 期末報告綱要說明,初步參考書目,附註解之參考書目的繳交期限分別為第三,第四及第六次上課。


評分

評分標準如下:每週讀書心得和上課討論- 40%,課堂上帶領討論 - 10%;期末報告 - 50%


閱讀清單

每堂課之前,請先閱讀完該次上課內容。除了課內研討資料以外,以下是必須閱讀的書單:

Berenson, Edward. 《審判卡約夫人》(The Trial of Madame Caillaux). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Larson, Edward J.《眾神的審判:猴子的審判以及科學與宗教的論戰》( Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trials and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
<註>此書有中文翻譯:愛德華•拉森(Edward J. Larson)著/金宜蓁、李桐豪譯.《眾神的審判::猴子的審判以及科學與宗教的論戰》().台北市:知書房,2002.

Marrus, Michael R.《1945~1946的紐倫堡戰犯審叛:史實與史料》(The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46: A Documentary History). Boston: Bedford Books, 1997.

Nino, Carlos Santiago. 《審判中的根本之惡》(Radical Evil on Trial). New Haven: Yale Univ. Pr., 1998.

Pernoud, Regine. 《聖女貞德:她的故事》(Joan of Arc: Her Story). St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Plato.《蘇格拉底之 受審與死》(The Trial and Death of Socra).Indiana and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, 1975.

Rosenthal, Bernard. 《沙崙鎮的故事:1692年巫術審判》(Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692). Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Walzer, Michael. 《弒君與革命》(Regicide and Revolut). New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.


Overview

This course focuses on famous political trials in history. It examines issues of evidence, interpretation, law, and society. Some questions we will ask include: What role does the trial play in public discourse? How does it crystallize certain political and social issues of the moment? How does the trial operate as drama? Are there certain conventions of trials which have emerged over time? How do legal reasoning and literary narrative or storytelling interact in these trials? What conflicts emerge in the trials between individuals and the state, the church and the state, actors in public and private arenas? How do trials contribute to (and detract) from public discourse? What role does changing technology play in trials?


Assignments

All students will be responsible for each week's reading and will write a weekly response paper of 2-3 pages. Students will also each co-lead one class, providing questions for discussion on that day.

There will be one final paper (15-20 pp.) which will be due on lecture 11. As part of writing your final paper, the following due dates will also apply: statement of paper topic, lecture 3; initial bibliography, lecture 4; annotated bibliography, lecture 6.


Grading

Grading will be as follows: response papers and class discussion - 40%, leading one discussion - 10%; final paper - 50%.


Readings

Reading assignments should be completed before each lecture. The following books are required, in addition to a course study materials:

Berenson, Edward. The Trial of Madame Caillaux. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trials and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Marrus, Michael R. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46: A Documentary History. Boston: Bedford Books, 1997.

Nino, Carlos Santiago. Radical Evil on Trial. New Haven: Yale Univ. Pr., 1998.

Pernoud, Regine. Joan of Arc: Her Story. St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Plato. The Trial and Death of Socrates. Indiana and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, 1975.

Rosenthal, Bernard. Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Walzer, Michael. Regicide and Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.


 
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