基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate the spirit of humanity and the knowledge of western literature and culture
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To improve their capabilities for independent thinking, teamwork, and critical analysis and develop their civil concern and spirit of service
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To broaden their global vision and accept diverse cultures and interdisciplinary learning.

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
To develop global vision and critical thinking skills
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Familiar with necessary theories and the ability to collect and analysis information
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Capability of writing thesis and critical thinking
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
The ability to analyze the works and thesis concerning foreign litirature, language and culture.
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Global vision, multidisciplinary research and the ability to make adaption
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Ability to think independently and critically and to raise questions and solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

文學批評
Literary Theory

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • to familiarize you with this recent development of the literary criticism
  • to acquaint you with the ongoing debate on contemporary literary theory
  • to actually put these literary theories into practice
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction of the Course (Prof. Lai)
    2Introduction to Postmodernism (Prof. Lai) and “Postmodernism” from Beginning Theory
    3 “Postmodernist Art” from visual-arts-cork.com and Introduction to Foucault (Prof. Lai)
    4 “Foucault’s Major Works” from Michel Foucault and “Panopticon” from Discipline and Punish
    5“We ‘Other Victorians’” from The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction
    6Case study-Select a film by the class
    7Introduction to Baudrillard (Prof. Lai) and “Simulation and the Hyperreal” from Jean Baudrillard
    8Introduction of Marxism (Prof. Lai)
    9“Marxist criticism” from Beginning Theory
    10Midterm Exam
    11Introduction to Feminism (Prof. Lai) and “Feminist theories (I)” from A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory
    12 “Feminist theories (II)” from A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory
    13“Gay, lesbian and queer theories” from A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory
    14Subject of Sex/Gender/Desire from Gender Trouble
    15Case study-If These Walls Could Talk
    16 Introduction to Postcolonialism (Prof. Lai) and “Postcolonialist theories” from A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory
    17 “Ecocriticism” from Beginning Theory (Reserved) and “Post-humanism” from What is Posthumanism? (Reserved)
    18Postmodern Team Project
     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.

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    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? 否
    Is this course recognized as an academic ethics course? In the course how many hours are regarding academic ethics topics? No
    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?

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    Literary Criticism Syllabus BA (Tentative).pdf