課程資訊
課程名稱
中世紀英國文學
Medieval English Literature 
開課學期
109-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
劉雅詩 
課號
FL2002 
課程識別碼
102 23140 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期五6,7,8(13:20~16:20) 
上課地點
新301 
備註
英國文學與美國文學九科擇五必修。中英文雙語授課。首次上課未到者視同放棄加簽或退選。
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生) 且 限學士班二年級以上
總人數上限:50人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1092ML 
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課程概述

Placed between Classical tradition and Renaissance literature, medieval English literature has its unique beauty and complexity in British literary history. This course introduces major works in medieval England, approximately from the fifth century to the fifteenth century. We will proceed in several forms: lectures, small group discussions, Research Workshops, and Academic Workshops. Each literary work will be read, analyzed, and discussed with its own cultural, social, and historical context. This course firstly discusses Old English works, from Bede to Beowulf. Then we read Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, a twelfth-century Latin chronicle, to see the changes from Anglo-Saxon England to Anglo-Norman England. After that, we will spend some time on Middle English and read some of the most famous medieval English works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Finally, this course ends with Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur to explore the Arthurian romances.

To provide students with a chance to know more about academic literary studies, we will teach students how to do a research project and write a research paper step by step in Research Paper Workshops. There is NO midterm or final exam in this course. Quizzes are designed for students to learn the basics. Students need to participate in the forum discussion every week. We will discuss literary issues in selected journal papers in Academic Workshops. Outside the classroom, there will be videos to help students understand literary texts and contexts. Students also need to do a 10-minute group presentation. More details will be explained in the “Guidelines of the Whole Learning Process.” 

課程目標
This course is an intensive, interactive research-oriented survey course that encompasses significant prose and poetry of English writers from the Anglo-Saxon period through the end of the fifteenth century. By focusing on canonical works during this period, this course aims to lead students to understand the ideas and literary genres that define this period with specific knowledge of medieval society and culture. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Understand how medieval ideas of literature differ from modern notions of literature.
2. Analyze important themes and motives in medieval English works.
3. Approach medieval English works historically, textually, and critically.
4. Understand and read aloud Middle English confidently.
 
課程要求
I. Don’t be late for the class!
II. Attendance at all classes is required. Submit supporting documentation if you need to miss a class.
III. Participation in group discussion is required.
IV. A quiz in the beginning of each class is required.
V. Students need to do group presentations and write a research paper.
VI. Forum discussions must be done before next class. Late Assignments are not acceptable! 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 10:00~12:00 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
1. The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Middle Ages. 10th edition. [available in Bookman Store書林書店 (新生南路麥當勞樓上2F)]
2. A Course-pack is available after March 6th in the Copy Center at B1 in the Main Library (Some of the materials are from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Medieval Period).
 
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課程進度
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日期
單元主題
第18週
  Research Paper Due