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翻譯:楊雅雯(簡介並寄信)
編輯:余秀蘭(簡介並寄信)


教學大綱 (PDF)

課程概述

我們將依依時間順序,概述從古英文史詩(Beowulf)到二十世紀末的主要英語詩人,例如:Shakespeare、Donne、Wroth、Herbert、Milton、Marvell、 Pope、Wordsworth、Keats、Whitman、Dickinson、Yeats、Frost、Stevens、Eliot、Auden,以及最近的一些作家。有一部份時間放在較長的詩篇上,但大部分時候會閱讀(並聆聽)短作品。學期的最後兩個星期,我們將專注於指定的作品並由班上的同學來呈現。常態性的朗讀、兩次小組報告、四五份論文(兩次校訂),總頁數至少二十頁。



寫作

課程大綱中包含六篇論文,學生必須寫其中五篇,包括第一篇。你的論文必須為四到六頁,全部加起來達二十頁以上。第一篇:請預先提交一份草稿至助教處,與她面談,並修改此草稿;一般而言,我極力建議這樣做,但至少第一份是強制性的。第二或第三篇:待指導者作出回應後,你必須修改並繳交論文。視前兩篇論文的情況,我們可能要求進一步的修改。

請將論文保存於素面暗色資料夾中,最新的放置於最上層,名字請寫在資料夾最媦h的封面底堙F當你繳交論文以評分時,須同時附上草稿以及之前的任何文字作品。

雖然有些人認為閱讀評論是有助益的(如果是為了發現他們原本沒有想到的),但使用二手資料並不需要,甚至不建議;如果使用了,請註明並適當地引述。抄襲——未經註明地使用別人的智慧創作——是件嚴重的冒犯。文學院的政策規定,抄襲的學生該科將得到F,教師並將其案件提交獎懲委員會。所有呈交的作品中,所有課堂外所獲得的資訊皆須完整、清楚地註明;所有由他人作品而來的的想法、辯論、直接措辭都必須指出並註解;從其他資料中引用,必須清楚地標明以區分於學生本身的作品。關於MIT的學術誠實政策可參考以下網址:http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html

關於合適形式的進一步指導,可查詢寫作與溝通中心裡的格式指南,或他們的網頁http://web.mit.edu/writing/(關於引用的形式,我偏好MLA式)。論文必須在截止日的下午三點前繳交,遲交作品得分會較低;然而, 如果你按時繳交,你可以修改任何論文以重新評分。



小組工作 / 口頭報告

我們將依人數把全班分為四五個小組,這些小組有兩個工作:1/在學期中,一次或兩次選擇指定閱讀中的某一部份(一首詩或長詩中的一段)來教課堂上的其他同學;2/選擇一些我們尚未閱讀的詩,在課程表上的「開放日」上教其他同學。你們可以以任何方式來分攤責任;然而,小組中的任何人都必須背誦該組所將呈現的詩或其中一部份。

評分

論文60%,課堂報告20%,參與20%(課堂上或網上)。

注意:當你修改一篇論文時,修改後的評分將取代原來的分數。如果需要修改,你必須如此做以獲得這篇論文的學分。



出席與參與

學生應全程參與上課,我也希望當你們到課堂上時,已完成並思考了相關閱讀,且有些想法。因為這是一個大部分基於討論的課程,並以一系列的作家為焦點,其特質由其作品反應,所以,缺課對於你的同學及你本身對教材的理解,都是一種損失;經常性缺課或遲到將被扣分。除了課堂上討論閱讀作品外,我也會偶爾要求你們在Stellar課程討論網點上發表想法及問題,這些發表將算在你的課堂整體參與中。



Syllabus (PDF)

Class Description

A chronological survey of lyric poetry in the English language by major writers, running from Beowulf to the end of the twentieth century. For instance: Shakespeare, Donne, Wroth, Herbert, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Wordsworth, Keats, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, Auden, others more recent. There will be some attention to longer poems but mostly we will be reading (and hearing) short works. The last two weeks of the semester will be devoted to works selected and presented by members of the class. Frequent reading aloud, two group presentations, four or five papers (two revised) totaling at least twenty pages of final draft.



Writing

Six essays are assigned on the syllabus; you must write five, including the first. Your essays should be 4-6 pages, and must amount to a total of at least twenty pages. Essay 1: you must presubmit a draft to the course tutor, meet with her, and revise the draft. Doing so is highly recommended in general, but mandatory for at least the first essay. Essay 2 or 3: you must revise and resubmit the essay after written feedback from the instructor. Depending on how the first two essays look, we may ask for one further revision.

Please keep all of your essays in a plain, dark folder with the most recent one on top, and your name only on the inside back cover of the folder; when you hand in an essay for grading, it should be in the folder accompanied by a draft and any previous written work.

While some find it helpful to look at criticism (if only to discover what they don't think about a poem), using secondary sources is not required or even necessarily recommended; if used, they must be acknowledged and properly cited. Plagiarism -- use of another's intellectual work without acknowledgement -- is a serious offense. It is the policy of the Literature Faculty that students who plagiarize will receive an F in the subject, and that the instructor will forward the case to the Committee on Discipline. Full acknowledgement for all information obtained from sources outside the classroom must be clearly stated in all written work submitted. All ideas, arguments, and direct phrasings taken from someone else's work must be identified and properly footnoted. Quotations from other sources must be clearly marked as distinct from the student's own work. MIT's academic honesty policy can be found at the following link: http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html.

For further guidance on the proper forms of attribution consult the style guides available in the Writing and Communication Center, or on their web-page at http://web.mit.edu/writing/. (Of the citation formats, I prefer MLA Style). Essays must be submitted by 3 PM on the due date. Late work will receive a lower grade; however, you can revise any essay for regrading if it has been submitted on time.



Group Work/Oral presentations

We will divide the class into four or five small groups, depending on numbers. These groups will have two jobs: 1/ once or twice during the semester, to choose some part of the assigned reading (a poem or passage from a longer poem) to teach to the rest of the class; 2/ to pick some poems we haven't read as assignments for the "open" days on the syllabus, and teach them to the rest of the class. You may divide up the responsibilities in any equitable way you wish; however, everyone in the group should memorize the poem or part of a poem the group is presenting.

Grading

60% essays, 20% presentations, 20% participation (in class and on-line).

Note: when you revise an essay, the grade for this revision will replace the original grade. If a revision is required, you must do the revision in order to receive credit for the essay.



Attendance and Participation

You are expected to attend all class meetings. I will also expect that when you come to class, you will have done the reading, thought about it, and have some things to say. As this is largely a discussion-based subject, and also focuses on a series of writers who reflect on each other's work, you do a disservice to your colleagues and your own understanding of the material by missing class; your grade will be lowered by repeated absences or lateness or lack of preparation. In addition to discussing the readings in class, I will also periodically ask you to post thoughts and questions on the Stellar class discussion site; these postings will count towards your overall participation in the class.


 
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