課程資訊
課程名稱
中世紀英國文學
Medieval English Literature 
開課學期
101-2 
授課對象
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
01 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一3,4,@(10:20~) 
上課地點
共310 
備註
中英文雙語授課。開課單位:外文系。學程專業課程:A、B方案。
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:48人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1012MELit 
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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 mainly in two forms: lectures and small group discussions. 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_. We will pay attention to the medieval society represented in these late-medieval works. Several weeks will be devoted to read works of religious context, such as _Piers Plowman_ and Margery Kempe. Finally, this course ends with the reading of Thomas Malory’s _Le Morte d’Arthur_ to explore the Arthurian romances.  

課程目標
This course is designed as a 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 (mostly) 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. Attendance at all classes is required.
II. Participation in Group Discussion is required.
III. Assignments before class must be done in time for you to participate meaningfully in our discussion.  
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
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參考書目
 
指定閱讀
The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 1. 
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