課程資訊
課程名稱
中世紀英國文學
Medieval English Literature 
開課學期
107-1 
授課對象
學程  歐洲暨歐盟研究學程  
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
選修 
上課時間
星期五6,7,8(13:20~16:20) 
上課地點
新301 
備註
【專業課程】:A、B方案。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:40人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1071MEL 
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課程概述

Placed between the classical tradition and the Renaissance literature, medieval English literature has its own unique beauty and complexity in British literary history. This course is designed to introduce 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 change from Anglo-Saxon England to Anglo-Norman England. After that, we 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 The Canterbury Tales. Finally, this course ends with Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur to explore the Arthurian romances.

In order to provide students with a chance to know more about academic literary studies, we will teach students how to do research and write a research paper step by step [that is, Research Paper Workshops]. There is NO midterm or final exam in this course. Worksheets and Quizzes are designed for students to learn the basics. Academic Workshops are designed to discuss literary issues in selected journal papers. Outside the classroom, there will be videos online to help students understand the literary texts and prepare for the class. Students 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 designed as an intensive, interactive research-oriented survey course which encompasses major 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 certain 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
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
09/14  Introduction: England after the collapse of the Roman Empire
[The English society in the fifth century, Bede, “Caedmon’s Hymn"] 
第2週
09/21  Heroic Epic: Beowulf (I) [l.1-1650]  
第3週
09/28  Heroic Epic: Beowulf (II) [l.1651-2509] 
第4週
10/05  Heroic Epic: Beowulf (III) [l.2510-3182]
Academic Workshop I
Research Paper Workshop I: How to find journal papers
 
第5週
10/12  The Norman Conquest: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae
Group Presentation (I)- Layamon’s Brut
 
第6週
10/19  Romance in the 12th century: Marie de France's Milun and Lanval 
第7週
10/26  Alliterative Poems: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (I)
Group Presentation (II)- The crisis in 14-century England
 
第8週
11/02  Alliterative Poems: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (II)
Research Paper Workshop II: Annotated Bibliography
Group Presentation (III)- Sir Orfeo
 
第9週
11/09  Alliterative Poems: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (III)
Academic Workshop II
Research Paper Workshop III: How to write a proposal?
Group Presentation (IV)- Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales
 
第10週
11/16  Geoffrey Chaucer (I): His Poems and the Middle English
["To His Scribe Adam”, “Complaint to His Purse”, Canterbury Tales, “General Prologue” (to the Cook)]
Group Presentation (V)-Chaucer’s The Legend of Good Women
 
第11週
11/23  Geoffrey Chaucer (II): Geoffrey Chaucer and Richard II’s Court
[Canterbury Tales “The General Prologue” (After the Miller)]
Group Presentation (VI)-William Langland’s Piers Plowman
 
第12週
11/30  Geoffrey Chaucer (III)["The Squire's Tale”; “Chaucer’s Retraction"]
Academic Workshop III
 
第13週
12/07  Proposal Workshop 
第14週
12/14  Arthur in Romance [Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur]
Group Presentation (VII)-"From the Marriage of King Uther unto King Arthur"
Group Presentation (VIII)-“A Noble Tale of Sir Lancelot du Lake"
 
第15週
12/21  Research Paper Workshop V: Paper Peer-review 
第16週
12/28  Conference Day 1 
第17週
01/04  Conference Day 2 
第18週
01/09  Research Paper Due