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審定:蘇子中
審定簡介:
美國西雅圖華盛頓大學比較文學博士
現任國立暨南國際大學外國語文學系教授。

翻譯:黃筱婷(簡介並寄信)
編輯:朱學(簡介並寄信)

課程大綱

本研討課程將針對兩位均用抒情字句、完全創新的措辭、並以不同的方式探索「美國認同」這項概念的美國作家:梅爾維爾(1819~1891)及摩里森(1931~迄今),進行徹底探討。除了上課重點放在梅爾維爾的《泰皮 》(1846)、《白鯨記》(1851)、《大騙子 》(1857),以及摩里森的《 蘇拉 》(1973)、 《 寵兒 》(1987)、《 爵士樂 》(1992)、《 樂園 》(1997)這幾本著作上之外,這門課也將著重這幾書共同關心的幾項主題:性別、種族、語言、民族主義。請務必精讀文本( 換言之,以上著作之部份正文需極用心閱讀 ),並將各種不同的媒體,應用於創意性的研究、寫作,及多媒體的專案討論上。


女性研究/文學

本課程為女性研究與文學系之相關課程。因此,學生可藉著閱讀、課堂討論、文章寫作探索兩位作者的著作中各個主題的差異性,特別是有關性別、種族和文化的差異。本課程所提供的輔助教材,不論是印刷品、電子媒體和影片都將著重在以上主題,而預定討論會也將引導學生邁向此領域的研究。每星期該閱讀、課堂上要討論的內容將是指定閱讀的文本,且應配合輔助性閱讀及研究報告的實作,以作為未來課堂報告和論文寫作之依據。


多媒體之應用

本課程已規劃與超媒體計劃結合,共同發展電子媒體在人文學科之應用。我們將會深究所有和本學期在課堂上閱讀之文本相關的線上文本、視覺藝術、影片、音樂,並運用資料庫幫助研究、寫作,和課堂報告。無技術經驗亦可。


指定閱讀



梅爾維爾 《泰皮 》 企鵝出版社出版

———.《白鯨記》 企鵝出版社出版

———. 《故事、詩、和其他作品》 約翰 布萊恩主編, 當代文庫出版.

———.《大騙子 》 牛津出版社出版

童妮.摩里森 《 蘇拉 》 Dutton, Signet出版社出版

———.《 寵兒 》 企鵝出版社出版

———.《 爵士樂 》 Plume出版社出版

———.《 樂園 》 Plume出版社出版

———.《在黑暗中遊戲》 Knopf 出版社出版

有關抄襲行為的說明

抄襲行為危害了思想的獨立自主性和完整性。特別是在部分內容仰賴線上研究的本課堂上,而學生必須了解何種行為是抄襲行為,並避免這麼做。而針對各種抄襲行為,文學系已有系統地整理出相關說明和因應政策。

抄襲行為

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。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


Course Description

This seminar provides intensive study of texts by two American authors (Herman Melville, 1819-1891, and Toni Morrison, 1931-) who, using lyrical, radically innovative prose, explore in different ways epic notions of American identity. Focusing on Melville's Typee (1846), Moby-Dick (1851), and The Confidence-Man (1857) and Morrison's Sula (1973), Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), and Paradise (1998), the class will address their common concerns with issues of gender, race, language, and nationhood. Be prepared to read deeply (i.e. a small number of texts with considerable care), to draw on a variety of sources in different media, and to employ them in creative research, writing, and multimedia projects.


Women's Studies / Literature

This course is cross-listed in the Program in Women's Studies and the Department of Literature. Hence, readings, class discussion, and essays will give students opportunities to explore issues of difference, especially those of gender, race, and culture, in the works of these two authors. Supplementary materials in print, electronic media, and films bring these issues into focus throughout the term, and scheduled conferences will guide students toward research in these areas. The main burden of weekly reading assignments and classroom discussion will be the texts themselves, with supplementary reading and research serving as the basis for in-class presentations and essays.


Uses of Multimedia

This course has been planned in conjunction with the MetaMedia Project at MIT to develop uses of electronic media in the humanities. We will be exploring online texts, visual arts, film, and music in relation to the texts studied in class and will work with a database of materials that will support research, writing, and in-class presentations. No technical experience is necessary.


Required Texts


Melville, Herman. Typee. Penguin.

———.Moby-Dick. Penguin.

———. Tales, Poems, and Other Writings. Edited by John Bryant. Modern Library.

———.The Confidence-Man. Oxford.

Morrison, Toni. Sula. Dutton, Signet.

———.Beloved. Penguin.

———. Jazz. Plume.

———.Paradise. Plume.

———.Playing in the Dark. Knopf.

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 further guidance see the MIT Web site on plagiarism.


 
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