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翻譯:林青遐(簡介並寄信)
編輯:侯嘉玨(簡介並寄信)


寫作要求

一份短摘要(雙行間距、打字、一至二頁)、三份詮釋論文(四至七頁),截止日期如日程表上所示。學生可以在前二份論文退還後的一個禮拜內改寫並重新繳回評分,若遲交的報告是在截止日期後的七天內繳交,仍會評分不會扣分,但這樣的報告就不能改寫,且可能得不到書面評論。超過七天緩衝期後不接受任何報告。

建議的報告主題:第一份論文

  1. 比較《王者》《黑暗之心》,將論點集中在帝國主義的主旨上

  2. 康拉德的敘事者,吉卜齡的敘事者或福特的敘事者

  3. 在康拉德、吉卜齡、福特的書中,次要或第二人物的角色。一些可能性:克爾茲的未婚妻、克爾茲的丑角;吉卜齡書中的蓋爾斯上尉、比利•費雪或記者;《好兵》中的南西或梅西•瑪登

  4. 康拉德或吉卜齡書中的場景—地點中的「地點」

  5. 康拉德書中雙重人格的主旨

  6. 康拉德和/或吉卜齡書中的英雄主義

  7. 康拉德的文體:仔細研讀《黑暗之心》裡一、二段代表性的段落。或者:針對吉卜齡,D.H.勞倫斯或福特•馬多克斯•福特的相同主題

  8. 《黑暗之心》和/或《王者》中的原住民

  9. 《黑暗之心》《好兵》中的敘事結構

  10. 《黑暗之心》和/或《陰影線》作為告解或自傳:心理歷程故事

  11. 《陰影線》中團體或團結的觀念

  12. 康拉德書中的長者跟導師

  13. 《黑暗之心》或《陰影線》的結局

    《好兵》中的自我欺騙

    《好兵》中的性別

    康拉德或福特書中象徵性的語言


建議的報告主題:第二份論文

  1. 福特在《好兵》中敘述的戲劇性

  2. 喬依斯的意識流:詳細描述並分析《尤利西斯》的第四章或第十八章中一、二段代表性的段落

  3. 布魯姆的英雄主義

  4. 《尤利西斯》單章節或多章節中對身體的看法

  5. 摩莉眼中的布魯姆:詳讀最後一章裡的一些段落

  6. 摩莉的獨白裡反覆出現的意象

  7. 布魯姆與摩莉:他們的關係和他們對彼此的態度,如第四章、第六章跟第十八章中呈現的

  8. 《開端》中巴斯或馬奎斯的故事裡的喬依斯式元素

  9. 《都柏林人》中的一個故事或多個故事裡反覆出現的主旨和/或意象

  10. 《都柏林人》中的牧師

  11. 喬依斯書中的歌謠和/或飲酒

  12. 喬依斯書中節選的故事或章節裡的雙親

  13. 物理空間:寫篇關於一、二個喬依斯代表性場景的論文—例如酒館、餐桌、臥室。人們如何使用並居住在這些場景裡?什麼樣戲劇性事件發生在這樣的空間裡?

  14. 〈馬販的女兒〉中勞倫斯的文體

  15. 〈馬販的女兒〉中重生的主旨

  16. 卡夫卡的觀點

  17. 比較卡夫卡的超現實主義—他使用非現實策略跟材料的手法—跟《開端》中賈西亞•馬奎斯〈幽靈船的最後航行〉裡的超現實主義

  18. 閱讀菲利普•羅斯對卡夫卡的虛構冥想〈我總希望你能讚賞我的絕食〉(在《開端》裡),並寫篇論文專注於432-33頁裡針對此故事的疑問所提出的主題上

  19. 比較吳爾芙跟喬依斯處理意識的手法

  20. 《燈塔行》中男性跟女性的觀點

  21. 莉莉•布里斯柯:她在《燈塔行》中的角色

  22. 《燈塔行》中的晚宴

  23. 吳爾芙和/或卡夫卡書中的家庭生活

建議的報告主題:第三份論文

  1. 比較吳爾芙跟喬依斯處理意識的手法

  2. 《燈塔行》中男性跟女性的觀點

  3. 莉莉•布里斯柯:她在《燈塔行》中的角色

  4. 《燈塔行》中的晚宴

  5. 伊薩克•巴別爾的精選故事中藝術的主旨

  6. 本亞•克里克和/或哥薩克的露比卡:巴別爾的奧德薩故事中的「英雄主義」

  7. 吳爾芙書中的文法(跟其他的)變換

  8. 〈老人〉中的「自然」

  9. 福克納或巴別爾書中的歷史與過去的觀點

  10. 吳爾芙和/或福克納書中的家庭關係

  11. 文體的含意:針對《燈塔行》開頭的幾頁,或從喬依斯禍福克納書中的單一段落作系統性描述與分析

  12. 《黯淡之光》中的雙關語跟文字遊戲

  13. 《黯淡之光》中的鏡子、映像跟相似

  14. 納博可夫敘述的戲劇性

  15. 《黯淡之光》中的金伯特跟薛德的「友誼」


WRITING REQUIREMENTS

One short summary (1-2 double-spaced typed pages), three interpretive essays (4-7 pages) due on the dates specified in the calendar. Students may revise and resubmit the first two essays for a new grade within one week of the date on which essays are returned. Late papers will be graded without penalty if they are submitted within seven days of the due date, but such papers will be ineligible for revision and may not receive written commentary. No papers will be accepted beyond the seven-day grace period.

Suggested Paper Topics: First Essay

  1. Compare The Man Who Would Be King with Heart of Darkness, centering your argument on the theme of imperialism.

  2. Conrad's narrators or Kipling's or Ford's.

  3. The role of a minor or secondary character in Conrad, Kipling, Ford. Some possibilities: Kurtz's Intended, Kurtz's harlequin, Captain Giles, Billy Fish or the journalist in Kipling, Nancy or Maisie Madan in The Good Soldier.

  4. Setting -- the place of "place" -- in Conrad or Kipling.

  5. The theme of the double in Conrad.

  6. Heroism in Conrad and/or Kipling.

  7. Conrad's prose style: a close reading of one or two representative paragraphs from Heart of Darkness. Or: the same topic for Kipling or D.H. Lawrence or Ford Madox Ford.

  8. The natives in Heart of Darkness and/or The Man Who Would Be King.

  9. Narrative structure in Heart of Darkness or The Good Soldier.

  10. Heart of Darkness and/or The Shadow Line as confessions or autobiography: the psychological adventure story.

  11. The idea of community or solidarity in The Shadow Line.

  12. Elders and mentors in Conrad.

  13. The ending of Heart of Darkness or The Shadow Line.

    Self-deception in The Good Soldier.

    Sexuality in The Good Soldier.

    Figurative language in Conrad or Ford.

Suggested Paper Topics: Second Essay

  1. Ford's drama of the telling in The Good Soldier.

  2. Joyce's stream of consciousness: a close description and analysis of one or two representative passages in chapter 4 or chapter 18 of Ulysses.

  3. Bloom's heroism.

  4. Attitudes toward the body in one or more chapters of Ulysses.

  5. Bloom through Molly's eyes: a close reading of some passages from the final chapter.

  6. Recurring imagery in Molly's soliloquy.

  7. Bloom and Molly: their relationship and their attitudes toward each other as revealed in chapters 4, 6 and 18.

  8. Joycean elements in the Barth or Marquez stories in Initiation.

  9. Recurring themes and/or images in a story or stories from Dubliners.

  10. Priests in Dubliners.

  11. Song and/or drink in Joyce.

  12. Parents in selected stories or chapters in Joyce.

  13. Physical spaces: write an essay about one or two of Joyce's characteristic settings--the pub, the dinner table, the bedroom, for instance. How do people use and inhabit these settings, what kind of drama occurs in such spaces?

  14. Lawrence's style in "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter."

  15. The theme of rebirth in "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter."

  16. Point of view in Kafka.

  17. Compare Kafka's surrealism--his use of non-realistic strategies and materials--with that of Garcia Marquez, whose story "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship" is in Initiation.

  18. Read Philip Roth's fictional meditation on Kafka, "I Always Wanted You To Admire My Fasting . . ." (in Initiation) and write an essay centering on a topic or topics raised in the questions devoted to that story on pp. 432-33.

  19. Woolf's handling of consciousness compared with that of Joyce.

  20. Ideas of male and female in To the Lighthouse.

  21. Lily Briscoe: her role in To the Lighthouse.

  22. The dinner party in To the Lighthouse.

  23. Family life in Woolf and/or Kafka.


Suggested Paper Topics: Third Essay

  1. Woolf's handling of consciousness compared with that of Joyce.

  2. Ideas of male and female in To the Lighthouse.

  3. Lily Briscoe: her role in To the Lighthouse.

  4. The dinner party in To the Lighthouse.

  5. The theme of art in selected stories by Isaac Babel.

  6. Benya Krik and/or Lyubka the Cossack: "heroism" in Babel's Odessa tales.

  7. Grammatical (and other) transitions in Woolf.

  8. "Nature" in "Old Man."

  9. Ideas of history and the past in Faulkner or in Babel.

  10. Family relations in Woolf and/or Faulkner.

  11. Style as meaning: a systematic description and analysis of the opening pages of To the Lighthouse, or of a single paragraph from Joyce or Faulkner.

  12. Puns and wordplay in Pale Fire.

  13. Mirrors, reflections, resemblances in Pale Fire.

  14. Nabokov's drama of the telling.

  15. Kinbote's "friendship" with Shade in Pale Fire.




 
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