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翻譯:林佑齡(簡介並寄信)
編輯:王晶(簡介並寄信)


教學時程
(英文PDF)、 (英文DOC)


課程描述

作家該如何運用其他同儕的作品?如果該對象在三百年前即已作古,是否會有影響?如果一位深具開創性的二十世紀女性主義者,景仰的卻是象徵英國文學傳統的作家,會創造出怎樣的火花?小說家如何引用劇本與詩作?藉著閱讀維吉尼亞•吳爾芙的重要小說與評論文章,並對照閱讀數部莎士比亞的劇本,個人可以解讀莎氏的劇本是如何深入、豐富並/或形塑吳爾芙的寫作,我們將試著回答以上的問題,並提出新的問題。藉由閱讀文學批評、女性研究與其他文學著作,我們將更能瞭解莎士比亞與吳爾芙跨越時間、媒體與性別間的關係。在這堂專題研討課中,我們將學習更精確地瞭解文學史、藝術與政治環境,同時思考文學如何反映並影響這些社會面向。主要的文本將包括莎士比亞的《奧賽羅》(Othello)、《安東尼與克莉奧佩特拉》(Antony and Cleopatra)、《辛白林》(Cymbeline)(譯註:又譯作《還璧記》)、《冬天的故事》(The Winter's Tale),以及吳爾芙的《自己的房間》(A Room of One's Own)、《戴洛維夫人》(Mrs. Dalloway)(譯註:或譯《戴樂衛夫人》)、《歐蘭朵》(Orlando)、《燈塔行》(To the Lighthouse)、《海浪》(The Waves)與《幕間》(Between the Acts)。本科目為文學課程與女性研究課程的進階研討課。


課程規定

本課程的進行有賴於大家踴躍地交換意見,因此,務必出席上課並全心參與。你必須定時詳讀小說、劇本與評論,對他人提出具體的回應、分享心得,並隨時準備加入熱烈的討論。我要求你針對吳爾芙作品的文本提出簡短(5分鐘)報告。你也將報告一篇論文,概述其論點,並評論其是否適於我們正在研讀的文學作品。在我帶領討論《戴洛維夫人》後,你們將各自帶領討論書單上的一部小說,並準備一份討論問題的講義給班上的每位同學。

各式的書面作業提供不同的方式來回應我們的主題。書面作業包括四份簡短(2頁)的申論報告,這些申論題目能幫助你深入探討、全心關注作品的某一面向。作業主要是讓我們能在課堂上充分討論,如果你在我們討論之前還沒完成作業,其作用將大打折扣。除非是遇到非常特殊的情況(需事先和我討論),一旦過了報告預定的繳交日期即不受理。此外,還要寫一份五頁長的論文,這使你有機會更深入探討某一文本,及吳爾芙在《自己的房間》中的表現手法。最後一份作業是撰寫一份篇幅更長的論文(15頁),你可針對自己在本研討課程中最感興趣的主題著手。所有的書面作業都必須打字、使用兩倍間距及標準的邊界設定。

每一項課程規定都會影響你的分數。如果因為緊急事件而無法上課或準時繳交報告,請親自告訴我(可以的話請事先通知),否則,缺席或遲交報告將對你的成績不利。

評分方式:

  • 課堂參與: 25%
  • 報告相關文本與評論(各一篇): 10% each
  • 課堂導讀,包括講義(討論問題列表): 10%
  • 四篇申論報告: 10%
  • 五頁論文: 10%
  • 長篇論文:(15頁) 25%

如遇特殊情況,本人將保留修改評分比重的權利,這通常都是對學生較有利的。如果沒有完成書面報告或者出席率不高,你將無法及格。

除了參與課堂討論,也歡迎你與我討論你的想法和書面報告,在我的辦公時間或其他雙方皆方便的時間均可。





Syllabus
(英文PDF)、 (英文DOC)


Course Description

How does one writer use another writer's work? Does it matter if one author has been dead 300 years? What difference does it make if she's a groundbreaking twentieth-century feminist and the writer she values has come to epitomize the English literary tradition? How can a novelist borrow from plays and poems? By reading Virginia Woolf's major novels and essays in juxtaposition with some of the Shakespeare plays that (depending on one's interpretation) haunt, enrich, and/or shape her writing, we will try to answer these questions and raise others. Readings in literary criticism, women's studies, and other literary texts will complement our focus on the relationship--across time, media, and gender--between Shakespeare and Woolf. As a seminar, we will work to become more astute readers of literature within its historical, artistic, and political contexts, and consider how literature both reflects and contributes to these societal frameworks. Central texts will include Shakespeare's Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale, and Woolf's A Room of One's Own, Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, and Between the Acts. This subject is an advanced seminar in both the Literature and the Women's Studies Program.


Requirements

This seminar will rely on lively interchange; therefore attendance and full participation are required. This means having read the novels, plays, and critical selections carefully and on time, having some specific responses to them that you can share, and being sufficiently alert to join in an animated conversation. I will ask you to give a brief (five-minute) report on a literary text pertinent to Woolf's work. You will also report on one of the critical essays, summarizing the argument and evaluating its applicability to the literary work we are studying. After I lead the discussion of Mrs. Dalloway, you will help lead the discussion of one of the remaining novels; this will include preparing a list of questions to be handed out to each member of the class.

A variety of written assignments will allow you to respond to our topic in different ways. Four short (2-pp.) response essays allow you to focus on a specific aspect of the works under discussion in a thoughtful way. Because they are designed to prompt substantial conversation in class, their effectiveness diminishes if they are not ready before we talk. Therefore, except in very special circumstances (arranged with me), response papers will not be accepted after the assigned date. A 5-page essay will provide an opportunity for you to focus in greater depth upon a particular text and Woolf's representation of it in A Room of One's Own. A longer essay (15 pages) will allow you to reflect upon a topic of particular interest to you during the semester. All written work should be typed and double-spaced, with standard margins.

I will consider each of the requirements in determining your grade. If you cannot be in class or meet a deadline because of an emergency, please speak with me (in advance, if possible); otherwise, absences and late papers will adversely affect your grade.

Approximate Weighting:

  • Class participation: 25%
  • Reports on an outside text and a critical essay: 10% each
  • Class leadership, with handout (list of discussion questions): 10%
  • Four response papers: 10%
  • Five-page essay: 10%
  • Longer essay (15 pages): 25%

I reserve the right to alter the weighting somewhat in exceptional circumstances; usually this works to your advantage. If written work is incomplete or attendance is infrequent, you will not pass the course.

In addition to welcoming your participation in class, I encourage you to discuss your ideas and your writing with me during office hours, or at other times convenient for us both.




 
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