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課程大綱
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本課程的主題,橫跨了文學與女性研究兩個領域,乃在研討從十七世紀至目前為止,一系列的美國女性作家。除了介紹幾個不同的文學類型與風格:包括敘述被俘虜的經驗、關於奴隸的故事、聳動性的小說、感傷的抒懷、真實的故事、以及後現代小說以外,同時也指出美國女性歷史中的幾個重大事件:包括早期移民的清教徒教義、美國獨立革命、十九世紀的工業化與都市化、一九二零年代美國黑人的哈林文藝復興、第二次世界大戰、以及一九六零年代的民權運動。聚焦於性別這個基本的核心,本課程將研究並瞭解下列幾個議題: 戰爭、暴力、以及性剝削 (Keller, Rowlandson, Rowson); 女人與宗教的關係(Rowlandson, Rowson, Stowe); 女人的勞動、貧窮、以及工作環境(Fern, Davis, Wharton);被俘擄、被奴役(Rowlandson, Jacobs); 階級鬥爭(Fern, Davis, Wharton, Larsen); 種族與認同(Keller, Jacobs, Larsen, Morrison); 女性主義對歷史的再修正(Stowe, Morrison, Keller); 以及對墮落女人的謎思(請自選讀物)。研究報告及課堂報告必須集中於特定作家及特定主題,並且要注重對讀物的徹底了解、做評註、與從事研究的能力,必要時還須能運用多媒體資料。本課程已建立了一套電子檔案,學生可由其中取得需要的影像及其他媒體資料。

課程要求

出席及參與
(25%)

這是一個著重課堂討論的課程,你和整個團體是否能成功的學習,完全取決於你的出席和參與。帶你的讀物到課室來,大聲朗誦、奮力辯論、聆聽別人的發言、享受學習的樂趣。如果你有事必須缺席,請事先打電話、寫email、或親自告訴我。因缺席而遺漏掉的資訊,你須自行負責。一次缺席扣學期總成績一個百分點,兩次遲到算一次缺席。經常缺席者會受到正式警告,會影響到你的成績,也會影響到你在課堂上的地位。 如果你的時間有衝突,譬如另外有課、有體育活動、或必須去工作,那麼你就不要選這門課。 成績的計算是基於你的上課出席和參與、線上討論會的表現、以及課堂報告的表現。這些表現包括你做研究的能力,分析評註能力,口頭溝通能力,以及使用多媒體的能力。

成績的計算是基於你的上課出席和參與、 線上討論會的表現 、以及 課堂報告的表現。這些表現包括你做研究的能力,分析評註能力,口頭溝通能力,以及使用多媒體的能力。

書面研究報告 (75%: 研究報告一15%,研究報告一修正15%,研究報告二15%,研究報告三30%)

研究報告與修正: 你必須寫三篇研究報告以及第一篇的修正報告。如果你想寫第二篇的修正報告也可以,不過第二篇修正報告的成績必須有加分效果時,才會被計算進去。

研究報告和修正報告在指定日期上課時必須繳上. 。本課程對作業的安排時間很緊 湊(就是說,學生繳報告,等老師給評語,學生再寫修正報告),因此,雖然你也許對自己的研究報告還不太滿意,但準時交總比遲交好。所有的修正報告都有扼要說明你為什麼改、怎麼改

研究報告必須用打字或電腦文字處理,使用雙行間距,適當留邊,須寫報告題目,注意文法和拼字的正確性。

抄襲

抄襲是侵犯別人的思想自由與人格完整的行為。特別是用到線上研究資料時,你要了解什麼是剽竊,要小心避免抄襲。以下是文學系的教職人員針對「抄襲」所訂的決策:

使用別人的智慧財產而未經許可—是相當嚴重的犯罪行為。針對抄襲的學生,文學系的教職人員的一貫政策是一律給予「F」 的成績,而且老師也得將這件事呈報紀律委員會。在課堂之外所得到的所有資訊,都必須在書寫作業時清楚交代來源和出處。所有取自其他人的作品中的想法、討論、和直述句措辭都必須弄清楚來源,且適時地加上註釋。引用別人的文句時要標識清楚,以期與自己所寫的文章字句有所分別。本課程使用MLA (Modern Language Association現代語言學會)所訂的註腳引用方式。

想要進一步了解的學生可上麻省理工學院針對「抄襲」所作之說明網頁 http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html





Syllabus (PDF)

This subject, cross-listed in Literature and Women's Studies, examines a range of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present. It aims to introduce a number of literary genres and styles- the captivity narrative, slave novel, sensational, sentimental, realistic, and postmodern fiction- and also to address significant historical events in American women's history: Puritanism, the American Revolution, industrialization and urbanization in the nineteenth century, the Harlem Renaissance, World War II, the 60s civil rights movements. A primary focus will be themes studied and understood through the lens of gender: war, violence, and sexual exploitation (Keller, Rowlandson, Rowson); the relationship between women and religion (Rowlandson, Rowson, Stowe); labor, poverty, and working conditions for women (Fern, Davis, Wharton); captivity and slavery (Rowlandson, Jacobs); class struggle (Fern, Davis, Wharton, Larsen); race and identity (Keller, Jacobs, Larsen, Morrison); feminist revisions of history (Stowe, Morrison, Keller); and the myth of the fallen woman (take your pick). Essays and in-class reports will focus more particularly on specific writers and themes and will stress the skills of close reading, annotation, research, and uses of multimedia where appropriate. A classroom electronic archive has been developed for this course and will be available as a resource for images and other media materials.

Course Expectations

Attendance and Participation
(25%)

This is a discussion course where your attendance and participation in class are vital to your success and that of the group. Bring your text to class and be prepared to read aloud, debate vigorously, listen, and enjoy. If you must miss class, please notify me beforehand of the fact by phone, email, or in person; you are responsible for the information you missed. Any absence deducts a percentage point from your final grade: two latenesses count as one absence. Repeated absences will lead to a formal warning and can affect your grade and status in the class. If you have a conflict, like a recitation, lab, sports commitment, or job that meets during this class, you should not take the course.

This grade is based on classroom attendance and participation; on participation in an online discussion forum and on an in-class report, which will involve skills in research, annotation, oral communication, and the use of multimedia.

Written Work (75%: Essay One 15%, Revision 15%, Essay Two 15%, Essay Three 30%)

Essays and Revisions: You are required to write three essays and one revision (of the first essay). You may also revise the second essay, if you choose. The grade for the second revision will replace the grade on the original essay only if it raises it.

Essays and revisions are due at the beginning of class on the day assigned. In a course that depends so much on timing (i.e. getting the papers in, getting back comments in time to revise before the next essay is due), it is better to hand in something less than perfect than to delay. All revisions should include a brief statement summarizing the process of revision.

Essays must be typed or word-processed, double-spaced, and adequately margined, should include a title, and need to observe the conventions of grammar and spelling.

Statement on Plagiarism

Plagiarism attacks the freedom and integrity of thought. Especially in a class that will depend to some extent on online research, you must know what constitutes plagiarism and avoid it. The Literature Department has formulated this statement and policy for all plagiarism cases:

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. For this course, students will use the MLA Works Cited format.

MIT's academic honesty policy can be found at the following link: http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html




 
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