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翻譯:陳宛利(簡介並寄信)
編輯:許馨文(簡介並寄信)

作業說明

每位學生需完成三份書面報告(總頁數不少於二十頁),及一次口頭報告(約十二分鐘),並以論證和問題激發課堂討論。書面及口頭報告必須著重在文本特定章節,透過深入分析,實地演練解讀文學的技巧。選取的段落要呈現整部作品的精神,藉著細部分析以增進對整部作品大範圍的理解。至於分析,要在細部與整體之間取得平衡;引述文本能進一步佐證想法。大體而言,書面及口頭報告主要涉及三大部份:角色、意象、主題;若是哲學作品可能加以調整。對於文學或哲學討論的內容和形式,須和作品(即使是譯作)所使用的語言密切相關。使用作品的詞語及深入文本進行分析時,特別注意避免過度簡化的情節重述:每個人都能重述該作品中「發生了什麼」,能夠說出「意涵」才是本課的挑戰。

第一份報告需針對《哈姆雷特》《唐吉訶德》。第二份針對其它在課堂討論的作品,包含在繳交此份之後所討論的作品。第三份則對於前兩份分數較低者進行修改,視情況重新構思、濃縮文句、深入論證。

學生作品

「友情的價值」(PDF) (由Meredith Brown 提供。已經授權使用。)

「由對Dulcinea的態度來探究唐吉訶德性格的雙重性」(PDF) (由Jordan Wirfs-Brock 提供。已經授權使用。)

「莫里哀的《憤世嫉俗者》:遮掩真相」(PDF) (由Anne Yu 提供。已經授權使用。)


Description of Assignments

Each student is responsible for three required papers (totaling at least 20 pages) and one required oral presentation (ca. 12 minutes) in class. Papers and oral presentations are conceived as exercises in literary interpretation through close analysis; they should be focused on a specific passage or small set of passages from the text under consideration. Passages chosen for analysis should be representative of some important concern in the work as a whole, so that by concentrating on the details of the passage, one ideally expands outward and comprehends large-scale tendencies of the work. Analysis, then, should be balanced between detail and generalization; depth of insight is only strengthened by specificity of reference. In general, the papers and talks will consider some combination of three main areas: character, imagery, and theme. This may vary somewhat in the case of a philosophical work. But all discussion of the content and form of a literary or philosophical work presupposes immersion in the particular writer's language (even in translation). The analysis of the work should make use of the work's own terms, as illuminated by careful reading and study. One thing to remember in all this: avoid simple plot summary. Anyone can recount "what happens" in a work; the challenge is to say what it means.

The first paper should be on Hamlet or Don Quixote, the second on any other text read in the class, including those assigned after the due date for the second paper. The third paper is a rewrite of whichever of the first two received the lower grade. The rewrite should be an occasion for rethinking the paper from the ground up, for tightening the organization of sentences and paragraphs, and for sharpening every single formulation

Student Work

The Value of Friendship (PDF) (Courtesy of Meredith Brown. Used with permission.)

The Duality of Don Quixote's Character as shown through his Attitude towards Dulcinea of El Toboso (PDF) (Courtesy of Jordan Wirfs-Brock. Used with permission.)

Moliere's The Misanthrope: Masking the Truth (PDF) (Courtesy of Anne Yu. Used with permission.)


 
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