課程資訊
課程名稱
歐洲文學1350─1800
European Literature 1350-1800 
開課學期
111-1 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
凱羅榮 
課號
FL2005 
課程識別碼
102 23200 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
新404 
備註
本課程以英語授課。西洋文學概論與歐洲文學四科擇三必修。
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:60人 
 
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課程概述

Welcome to European Literature, 1350-1800. This course is a continuation of Introduction to Western Literature and will aim to introduce you to important texts of continental European literature. The period 1350-1800 was a period of upheaval in Western Europe. The expansion of trade routes, first with the Silk road, then with the discovery of America in 1492 opened new horizons for European thinkers. At the same time, the “rediscovery” of Antiquity in the middle of the fourteenth century altered the paradigms of the Middle Ages. The period also saw a fundamental rethinking of the relationship between subjects and monarchs, leading to first the English (1642-1660) and then the American (1776-1783) and French (1789-1803) Revolutions.

The course will examine, therefore how this transitional period was affected through the art and literature (mostly literature, but I will add some art) of the time. Starting with Descartes and Kant we will then proceed to reading Racine. Laclos’s Dangerous Liaisons will address the genre of Epistolary Novels. Your group discussions will focus on fables of Jean de la Fontaine and his relationship to the Greek Aesop. We will spend three weeks discussing travel literature, through selections from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, and, perhaps the most important piece, Candide by Voltaire. The last major work will be Molière’s Tartuffe part of the French Grande Comédie of the reign of Louis XIV. The last piece will be excerpts from The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe, and we will address the transition to romanticism.

This course will focus primarily on French and German literature, but I will introduce, in my lectures, other texts, taken from Italian and Spanish literature.
 

課程目標
The aims of the course are primarily to introduce and familiarize you with some of the major texts of continental Europe from 1350-1800. You will therefore be expected to know plotlines and the major characters of each work. Moreover, we will also discuss some of the more important aspects of the works: literary value, development of new genre, key themes of each period. As such you will be expected to identify some of these themes in each work, to link works between themselves, and to think critically about the value of these works in the broader context of “Western Literature.”

Each class will therefore be designed around a single lecture (with questions) which will focus on the clarifying the text assigned and setting them in the context of broader themes of the class (as well as, since we are reading excerpts, filling in the blanks), and at least one hour of discussion which will take place in a small group setting.
 
課程要求
 
預期每週課後學習時數
2-3 hours per week 
Office Hours
每週一 13:00~15:00 備註: I will announce extra office hours each week. Also, you can email me to schedule a new class. 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
Voltaire- Candide
Molière- Tartuffe
A "reader" will contain the other readings 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Quiz 
20% 
20 points- 12 total, I remove your two lowest scores. Each quiz will consist of 5 short multiple-choice questions 
2. 
Midterm 
20% 
 
3. 
Final 
30% 
 
4. 
Responses 
10% 
Responses to the readings 10 points, 2 points each. You will be required to submit 5 short answers (1 to 2 paragraphs) on the assigned reading.  
5. 
Attendance and class participation 
10% 
 
6. 
Group Presentation 
10% 
The Group presentation will consist of a short oral presentation on La Fontaine's Fables.  
 
針對學生困難提供學生調整方式
 
上課形式
Provide students with flexible ways of attending courses
作業繳交方式
Extension of the deadline for submitting assignments, Written report replaces oral report, Oral report replaces written report, Individual presentation replace group presentation, Mutual agreement to present in other ways between students and instructors
考試形式
Final exam date postponement
其他
Negotiated by both teachers and students
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
Week 1
9/9  No Class- Enjoy Home 
Week 2
9/16  Introduction- Why we Read the Classics 
Week 3
9/23  The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment 
Week 4
9/30  Reception of the Classics- Racine Phaedra 
Week 5
10/07  Reception of the Classics- Racine Phaedra 
Week 6
10/14  Letters and Scandals: Dangerous Liaisons 
Week 7
10/21  Letters and Scandals: Dangerous Liaisons 
Week 8
10/28  Midterm 
Week 9
11/4  Group Presentations: Classics and the Fables of La Fontaine 
Week 10
11/11  Travel Literature and Criticism: The Travels of Gulliver 
Week 11
11/18  Travel Literature and Criticism: Candide 
Week 12
11/25  Travel Literature and Criticism: Candide 
Week 13
12/02  La Grande Comédie: Tartuffe 
Week 14
12/09  La Grande Comédie: Tartuffe 
Week 15
12/16  Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: The Sorrows of Young Werther 
Week 16
12/23  Final