基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate their spirit of humanity and increase their knowledge of western literatures and cultures.
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To think independently, analyze critically, reflect and sympathy
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To demonstrate their professionalism, broaden their international perspectives and interdisciplinary studies

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
Ability to provide social concern with a spirit of humanity
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Ability to collect and analyze literature data with various theoretical foundations
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Ability to work on academic papers and critical writing
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
Ability to read and analyze works or academic papers on foreign literatures, languages and cultures
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Ability to conduct interdisciplinary studies from international perspectives
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Abilities to think independently, to perform a teamwork, to conduct creative research and analysis, and to solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

吸血鬼是當代文化想像中最醒目的角色形象之一。此一傳說中非人/超人的智識生命體,從其本質衍生想像而出的各種行為與活動(或許可概括稱之為其「御血行徑」)都成為可隨手運用的象徵比喻,用來指涉我們這個極度複雜的現代社會中、南轅北轍的經驗場域裡的包羅萬象。本課程將綜觀「御血行徑」的象徵意涵如何以繁複博雜的形式迴響於當代有關社會、文化、政治、醫療議題的思辨當中。將血液視為情愛春藥、誓盟信物、不死仙丹、遺傳標記、感染媒介,進而取之、予之,留之、棄之,改之、換之的各類情境,搬演出各類奇幻想像,應對著當代流行文化消費者面對益形渾沌與危險的世界時懷有的慾望與焦慮。除了文化評論的取向,本課程也有意處理流行文化市場中一種普遍操作手法,亦即對同一文本做跨媒材的改編與翻譯,所衍生的議題。將文學文本與其電影改編加以檢視比較,不僅是在辨識之間的差異,也是要探究何以致之的意識因素與形式考量。
Vampire is one of the most prominent icons in contemporary cultural imagination, and all the imagined behaviors and activities derived from the presumed nature of this legendary para-human being (loosely covered by the rubric of vampirism) become ready tropes utilized to describe a wide range of phenomena across highly diversified fields of experiences in our extremely complex modern world. This course intends to survey the multifarious manners in which the topological implications of vampirism reverberate through contemporary thoughts about relevant social, cultural, political, medical issues. It is assumed that the scenarios of giving and taking, keeping and dropping, changing and exchanging of blood—as aphrodisiac, as pledge of committment, as elixir of immortality, as marker of hereditary essence, as agent of contagion—play themselves into various kinds of fantasies that address the desire and anxiety of modern pop-culture consumers in facing their increasingly mystified and risky world. Besides the orientation of culture critique, this course also aims to dead with issues revolving around the customary practice of intermedia adaptation or translation of a text in the pop-culture market. A literary text and its film adaptation are examined comparatively to identify not only the differences but also the ideological factors and formalistic concerns that produce them.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • To investigate the newly rising trend of vampire narrative
  • To explore the meaning and significance of vampirism as a trope
  • To appreciate the variations in representation as caused by adaptation
  • To cultivate an interdisciplinary understanding among different discourses
  • To participate in lively and informed discussions
  • To produce and deliver oral presentations
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1(A Holiday)
    2Introduction to the Course
    3An Overview William Hughes, “Fictional Vampires in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” Aspasia Stephanou, Introduction and Chapter One of Reading Vampire Gothic through Blood
    4Vampire Horde or Community Richard Matheson, “I Am Legend” The First Five Chapters of Part 1 in Reading Richard Matheson: A Critical Survey
    5Film Adaptations of I Am Legend Ragona & Salkow (dir.), The Last Man on Earth (film) Boris Sagal (dir.), The Omega Man Francis Lawrence (dir.), I Am Legend (film)
    6Richard Matheson, “I Am Legend” The First Five Chapters of Part 1 in Reading Richard Matheson: A Critical Survey
    7Sympathetic Vampire Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
    8Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
    9Neil Jordan (dir.), Interview with the Vampire (film)
    10Para-human Vampire Whitley Strieber, The Hunger
    11Whitley Strieber, The Hunger
    12Tony Scott (dir.), The Hunger (film)
    13Reluctantly Humanized Vampire Suzy McKee Charnas, The Vampire Tapestry (PROPOSAL DUE)
    14Suzy McKee Charnas, The Vampire Tapestry
    15John Ajvide, Let the Right One In (novel)
    16Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One In (film) Matt Reeves, Let Me In (film)
    17Reserved
    18FINAL PAPER DUE
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    課程是否與永續發展目標相關調查
    Survey of the conntent relevant to SDGs

    本課程與SDGs相關項目如下:
    This course is relevant to these items of SDGs as following:
    • 教育品質 (Quality Education)
    • 減少不平衡 (Reduced Inequalities)
    • 和平與正義制度 (Peace justice and strong institutions)

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講?
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times?
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)?
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours?
    3.本課程是否可歸認為學術倫理課程?
    Is this course recognized as an academic ethics course? In the course how many hours are regarding academic ethics topics?
    4.本課程是否屬進入社區實踐課程?
    Is this course recognized as a Community engagement and Service learning course? Which community will be engaged?