課程資訊
課程名稱
當代愛爾蘭小說
Contemporary Irish Novels 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
黃山耘 
課號
FL2174 
課程識別碼
102 24280 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期三2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
博雅303 
備註
中英雙語授課。
總人數上限:20人 
 
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課程概述

This course introduces students to the rich reserve of Irish novels that remains largely untapped in most traditional English curriculum and in the meantime cultivates students’ appreciation of novels in general. The texts selected are written by internationally acclaimed Irish novelists who through their literary production have helped shape how both the world and the Irish people themselves understand Ireland. The selected novels cover a wide range of staple issues essential for making sense of contemporary Irish society, including family, religion, history, emigration, etc., while the time periods of the novels’ setting range from the beginning of the 20th century, which Ireland was still a British colony, to as recent as the fall of Celtic Tiger in early 21st century. By reading and discussing these Irish novels, student will consider from different aspects the formation of an identity known to the world as “Irish.” Moreover, given the recognizable parallels between Ireland and Taiwan, students will also be encouraged to think critically about the island represented in these texts and their own island—Taiwan, so that the appreciation of literary texts will engender a deeper understanding of one’s own self and the world around.

#2022/1/3 update: 110-2小說清單已更新,課程要求細節之後補上,本課程為選修課,不計入外文系小說必須學分。

#2022/1.12 update : 全部課程資訊已更新。建議修課同學在寒假可以先讀小說,學期當中壓力會小一點。

歡迎外系學生修課,如果不確定程度是否適合,可以與老師連絡詢問。
If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to email the instructor: brucehuang@ntu.edu.tw.  

課程目標
1. Students will develop the essential skills for literary analysis and generate pertinent questions about the text, its contexts, and its implications, which will enable them to approach other literary texts on their own.
2. Students will learn about major contexts and concerns of contemporary Irish novels and formulate their own understanding of the formation of Irish identity.
3. Students will craft and articulate original interpretations of literature and support their arguments with solid evidences from the texts.
4. Students will acquire teamwork ethics and carry out impartial peer evaluation.
5. Students will become critical and insightful in reading other people and the world. 
課程要求
Requirements:
*Discussion Questions: As part of the pre-class effort, each student should write down two general questions (around 130 words each but no more than 200) about the reading of the week and submit as an assignment on NTUCOOL (due Tuesday at 1 p.m.). The instructor will sort the questions and post the ones to be used for discussion in class the next day. Good questions will show the students’ deep engagement with the texts. Questions copied from online sources will receive 0 points.

*Participation: Students are required to come to class meetings prepared to discuss the assigned texts and actively participate in group discussion. Each group, consisting of 4-5 members, will try to provide in-depth answers to one of the week’s discussion questions. After class, students will have to fill out an online survey (via Google Forms, by Thursday midnight) to rate the performance of every group member.

*Group Presentation: After discussion, each group will present its ideas for 5 minutes (and no more). A good presentation shall have a concise central idea, supported by details from the texts. All members will receive the same presentation grade, four-fifths of which rest with the entire class. Students shall listen carefully to the presentations and mark fairly on the grading sheet.

*Weekly Response Papers: These are one-page response papers (no more than 500 words) written after class. The point is for the students to wrap up what they have learned for the day by writing on a central issue/topic related to the reading, discussion, and/or presentation. Students may comment on a character, respond to another group, provide additional observations not covered in class, and so on. Papers are due every Thursday midnight (like the peer evaluation). Avoid plagiarism by all means.

*Final Project: Students will do a 10-minute video to present their own conclusion of the course. The presentation shall showcase students’ knowledge of the assigned texts and their ability to discuss these texts in relation to the general ideas of the course.

Grades:
Discussion Questions: 20%
Participation: 25%  (5% by instructor, 20% by group peers)
Group Presentation: 20% (4% by instructor, 16% by classmates)
Weekly Response Papers: 20%
Final Project: 15%
 
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指定閱讀
Colm Toibin, Brooklyn (2009)
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking (2017)
Eimear Ryan, Holding her Breath (2021)
Mike McCormack, Solar Bones (2016) 
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