課程資訊
課程名稱
感染與思想
Contagion and Ideas 
開課學期
109-1 
授課對象
 
授課教師
陳重仁 
課號
FL1054 
課程識別碼
102 12050 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
博雅102 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。兼通識A12*。。A12*:文學與藝術、歷史思維領域。可充抵通識
總人數上限:120人
外系人數限制:100人 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1091FL1054_ 
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課程概述

本課程討論英文小說與電影電視的感染論述,透過分析小說、流行文化與醫學論述建構的感染文化與入侵想像,討論新冠肺炎陰影下感染被賦予醫學化、異常化、病理化的文化與政治意涵。

This course examines classic and contemporary writings of contagions and their various manifestations as the unnamable thing itself in literature, popular culture, and medical narratives in the shadow of COVID-19. 

課程目標
透過課前閱讀、課程演說與小組討論,本課程希望透過人文研究與醫療史的結合,一同檢驗新冠肺炎衝擊下的健康倫理與生命政治, 思考社會醫療化與防疫政治產生的倫理衝擊,檢視當代小說、電影與公眾論述的健康書寫與倫理轉向。主要的議題為感染防治的倫理建構以及爆發論述的失控想像。

具體目標如下:
(一)閱讀爆發書寫與感染思潮;
(二)建立醫學與人文的跨領域研究視野;
(三)檢視感染與思想的歷史情境、書寫脈絡與道德經濟;
(四)提升閱讀理解、批判思考與表達參與的能力。

The goal of this course is to introduce the interdisciplinary studies of medicine and literature. By inviting students to think about the relationship between medicine and literature along with reflections on the concept of contagion, this course seeks to problematize the concept of health, well-being and security that we take for granted.

All in all, this course aims to
• give an overview of the field of outbreak narratives;
• explore connections between literature and medicine;
• pursue an approach to interdisciplinary studies that is historically situated, literally contextualized and ethically informed;
enhance the reflective capacity and powers of written and oral expression and argument. 
課程要求
(一)課前閱讀(每週約30頁閱讀份量/搭配指定電影觀看)
(二)每週準時出席課程,參與小組討論
(三)心得報告(四選三)(共有四個繳交日期,請自行選三次撰寫(四選三)。請務必整合授課與討論內容,並收集相關資料。中英文撰寫皆可,字數約1500-2000字。以.word附件形式上傳至NTU COOL指定檔案夾,逾期不接受補交。)
(四)期末計畫(由上述心得報告擴充發展,至少6000字,無上限,中英文撰寫皆可。)

**上課時請勿開啟你的手機、平版或電腦,有需要使用電腦者請與助教報備**
**若課堂與小組討論缺席明顯,總分將予以調低。
**如因疫情改為線上授課,將以肥皂箱開講取代小組討論。
**評分將根據以下標準:運用課堂概念進行適切分析、資料豐富、架構清晰、文字流暢。
**作業與報告皆不可剽竊他人作品,若經確定該作業以零分計算。
**同學請自行學習引用文獻的正確方式。 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 
參考書目
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Since 1600. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Farmer, Paul. Infectious and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues. Berkeley, CA: University of
California Press, 2001.
---. Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and The New War on the Poor. Berkeley,
CA: University of California Press, 2005.
Bashford, Alison and Claire Hooker, Eds. Contagion: Historical and Cultural Studies. London
and New York: Routledge, 2001.
Creighton, Charles. A History of Epidemics in Britain. Vol. One. From A.D. 664 to the Great
Plague. London and Edinburgh: Frank Cass, 1965.
---. A History of Epidemics in Britain. Vol. Two. From the Extinction of Plague to the Present
Time. London and Edinburgh: Frank Cass, 1965.
Dobson, Mary. Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease. London: Quercus, 2007.
Hardt, Mark D. History of Infectious Disease Pandemics in Urban Societies. Lanham and New
York: Lexington Books, 2016.
Harrison, Mark. Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease. New Haven and London:
Yale University Press, 2013.
Oldstone, Michael B. A. Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future. Oxford and
New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Olmstead, Alan L. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts Over Animal Disease
Control. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.
Ranger, Terence and Paul Slack. Eds. Epidemics and Ideas: Essays on the Historical
Perception of Pestilence. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Santer, Melvin. Confronting Contagion: Our Evolving Understanding of Disease. Oxford and
New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pelling, Margaret. Cholera, Fever and English Medicine, 1825-1865. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1978.
Black, Stanley. Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: The Evolution of a Radical
Aesthetic in the Later Novels. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2001.
Byrne, Katherine. Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination. Cambridge and New
York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Carlin, Claire L. Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe. Hampshire and New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Crawfurd, Raymond. Plague and Pestilence in Literature and Art. Oxford: Clarendon Press,
1914.
Day, Carolyn A. Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease. London and
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Gilman, Sander L. Picturing Health and Illness: Images of Identity and Difference. Baltimore
and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Healy, Margaret. Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England: Bodies, Plagues and Politics.
Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Kellman, Steven G. The Plague: Fiction and Resistance. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993.
Rousseau, George Sebastian, et al. eds. Framing and Imagine Disease in Cultural History.
Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Schülting, Sabine. Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture: Writing Materiality. New York and
London: Routledge, 2016.
Ryan Johnson and William A. Cohen’s collaboration in the collection of articles Filth: Dirt,
Disgust, and Modern Life (2005),
David S. Barne. The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle Against Filth
and Germs (2006),
Stephen Halliday. The Great Stink (2007),
Emily Cockayne. Hubbuh: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600-1770 (2008),
Lee Jackson. Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth (2015)
Sparks, Tabitha. The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices. Farnham and Burlington,
VT.: Ashgate, 2009.
Wright, Erika. Reading for Health: Medical Narratives and the Nineteen-Century Novel.
Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016.
Dawson, Angus and Verweij, Marcel. Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health. Clarendon Press,
2009.
Dawson, Angus. The Philosophy of Public Health. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.
Goodlad, Lauren. Victorian Literature and Victorian State: Character and Governance in a
Liberal Society. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 2003.
Gostin, Lawrenc O. ed. Public Health and Ethics: A Reader. Berkeley: University of California
Press, 2010.
Mandler, Peter. Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
2006.
Nunokawa, Jeff. The Afterlife of Property: Domestic Security and the Victorian Novel.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Greiner, Rae. Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction. Baltimore: The
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Gilbert, Pamela K. Disease, Desire, and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Latour, Bruno. Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 1986.
---. Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society. Cambridge,
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---. The Pasteurization of France. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1993.
---. Aramis, Or the Love of Technology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1996.
Latour, Bruno and Catherine Porter. We Have Never Been Modern. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University, 1993.
---. Politics of Nature: How to Bring Sciences into Democracy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University, 2004.
Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Modernity. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2000.
---. Modernity and the Holocaust. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.
---. Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2003.
---. Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bond. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2003.
---. Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2013.
---. Strangers at Our Door. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2016
Films:
28 Days Later. DVD. Dir. Danny Boyle. Perf. Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher
Eccleston. DNA Films and UK Film Council, 2002.
28 Weeks Later. DVD. Dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Perf. Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy
Renner. Fox Atomic et al., 2007.
Contagion. DVD. Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Perf. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2011.
Doomsday. DVD. Dir. Neil Marshall. Perf. Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester. Rogue
Pictures et al., 2008.
Flu [Gamgi]. DVD. Dir. Kim Sung-su. Perf. Soo Ae, Jang Hyuk. iFilm Corp, 2013.
I Am Legend. DVD. Dir. Francis Lawrence. Perf. Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Miok. Village
Roadshow Pictures et al., 2007.
The Last Man on Earth. DVD. Dir. Sidney Salkow and Ubaldo Ragona. Perf. Vincent Price and
Franca Bettoia. American International Pictures, 1964.
Night of the Living Dead. Dir. George A. Romero. By George A. Romero and John Russo. Perf.
Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Marilyn Eastman, and Karl Hardman. Continental Distributing,
Inc., 1968.
Outbreak. Film. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. Perf. Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman.
Punch Productions. 1995.
Resident Evil Afterlife. Film. Dir. Paul W. S. Anderson. Perf. Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter,
Wentworth Miller. Constantin Film Produktion et al., 2010.
Resident Evil Apocalypse. Film. Dir. Alexander Witt. Perf. Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric
Mabius. Constantin Film Ltd., 2004.
Resident Evil: Damnation. Film. Dir. Makoto Kamiya. Capcom Company et al., 2012.
Resident Evil: Degeneration. Film. Dir. Makoto Kamiya. Capcom Company et al., 2008.
Resident Evil: Extinction. Film. Dir. Russell Mulcahey. Perf. Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded
Fehr. Resident Evil Productions et al., 2007.
Train to Busan [Busanhaeng]. DVD. Dir. Yeon Sang-ho. Perf. Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung
Yu-mi. Next Entertainment World and Red Peter Film, 2016.
 
指定閱讀
指定閱讀教材,請自行購買 (中英譯本皆可):
Camus, Albert. The Plague. New York: Vintage, 1948. 
卡繆。《鼠疫》。台北:麥田,2012年。

下列教材將於授課網頁公告,請自行下載列印:
Chen, Chung-jen. Victorian Contagion: Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination. New York and London: Routledge, 2019.(Selection)
Defoe, Daniel. A Journal of the Plague Year. London: Penguin, 1722.(Selection)
Dickens, Charles. Bleak House. London: Penguin, 1853.(Selection)
London, Jack. The Scarlet Plague. Orinda, CA.: SeaWolf Press, 2018.(Selection)
Matheson, Richard. I Am Legend. New York: Tor Book, 1995.(Selection)
Márquez, Gabriel García. Love in the Time of Cholera. New York: Vintage, 2007.(Selection)
Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.(Selection)
Pyun, Hye-young. City of Ashes and Red: A Novel. New York: Arcade Publishing,
2019.(Selection)
Saramago, José. Blindness. New York and London: Harvest Book, 1997.(Selection)
Shelley, Mary. The Last Man. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press,
1994.(Selection)
Sontag, Susan. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphor. New York: Picador,
1990.(Selection)
Yan, Lianke. Dream of the Ding Village. New York: Grove Press, 2005.(Selection)

 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
課程出席與參與 Attendance and Participation 
10% 
問題學生紅利 Bonus for students with “Questions” up to10% 
2. 
小組討論 Group Discussion 
30% 
 
3. 
心得報告(四選三)Critical Readings (3 out of 4) 
30% 
 
4. 
期末計劃 Final Project  
30% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
Week 1
09/16  Class Orientation
♘ Narratives of Contagion and Writings of Outbreaks (Lecture) 
Week 2
09/23  ⚾︎ Contagion, Medicalization and Stigmatization (Lecture)
📖 Susan Sontag. Illness as Metaphor (selection)
🎬 The Cassandra Crossing. Dir. George P. Cosmatos (Film) 
Week 3
09/30  ⚾︎ Contagion and Discipline: Foucault (Lecture)
📕 Foucault. Birth of the Clinic. (Selection)
🎬 Contagion. Dir. Steven Soderbergh. (Film) 
Week 4
10/07  ⚾️ Ethics and Narratives of Contagion (Lecture)
📕 Saramago, José. Blindness. (Selection)
🎬 Blindness. Dir. Fernando Meirelles (Film)
🔍 討論課I(討論課本週開始)
✏️ 心得報告繳交日(I/四選三) 
Week 5
10/14  ⚾️ Contagion and Social Class: 19th-Century Narratives of Contagion (Lecture)
📕 Mary Shelley. The Last Man. (Selection)
🎬 (Film Undecided)
🔍 討論課II 
Week 6
10/21  ⚾️ Syphilis and Fin de siècle Narratives of Contagion (Lecture)
📕 Bram Stoker. Dracula. (Selection)
🎬 Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola (Film)
🔍 討論課III 
Week 7
10/28  ⚾️ Smallpox and the Changed Path of History (Lecture)
📕 Camus. The Plague. (Part I)
🔍 討論課IV 
Week 8
11/04  ⚾️ Cholera and Social Class (Lecture)
📕 Camus. The Plague. (Part II)
🔍 討論課V
✏️ 心得報告繳交日(II/四選三) 
Week 9
11/11  ⚾️ Tuberculosis and the Aesthetics of Contagion (Lecture)
📕 Camus. The Plague. (Part III)
🔍 討論課VI 
Week 10
11/18  ⚾️ The World in Flux: Spanish Flu 1918 (Lecture)
📕 Camus. The Plague. (Part IV)
🔍 討論課VII 
Week 11
11/25  ⚾️ Imperialism and Tropical Medicine (Guest Lecture)
📕 H. Rider Hoggard. King Solomon’s Mines. (Part IV)
🔍 特別來賓演講,討論課暫停乙次 
Week 12
12/02  ⚾️ Contagion, Modernity and China (Guest Lecture)
📕 Yan, Lianke. Dream of the Ding Village. (Selection)
🔍 特別來賓演講,討論課暫停乙次
✏️ 心得報告繳交日(III/四選三) 
Week 13
12/09  ⚾️ Immunity and Contagion in Chinese Medicine (Guest Lecture)
📕 (Undecided)
🔍 特別來賓演講,討論課暫停乙次 
Week 14
12/16  ⚾️ Ebola and Contagion (Lecture)
📕 Richard Preston. The Hot Zone. (Selection)
🎬 Outbreak. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen (Film)
🔍 討論課VIII 
Week 15
12/23  ⚾️ Sci-Fi and Contagion (Lecture)
(Film study: choose one or as many as you want)
🎬 Richard Matheson. I Am Legend. Dir. Francis Lawrence. (Film)
🎬 Max Brooks. World War Z. Dir. Marc Forster (Film)
🎬 28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. (Film)
🔍 討論課IX 
Week 16
12/30  ⚾️ Contagion in Asia (Lecture)
(Film study: choose one or as many as you want)
🎬 Train to Busan. Dir. Yeon Sang-ho (Film/Korea)
🎬 Flu. Dir. Kim Sung-su (Film/Korea)
🎬 Pandemic. Takahisa Zeze. (Film/Japan)
🔍 討論課X (討論課本週結束)
✏️ 心得報告繳交日(IV/四選三) 
Week 17
01/06  Contagion now: Outbreak Narratives of COVID-19
(♖ 期末計畫繳交日期課堂宣布)