課程資訊
課程名稱
當代愛爾蘭小說
Contemporary Irish Novels 
開課學期
106-1 
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
新402 
備註
中英文雙語授課。
限學士班二年級以上
總人數上限:30人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1061FL2174_ 
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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.  

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
*** Please note that there will be slight changes to be announced shortly before the semester starts. The overall layout or coursework would be pretty much the same though.***

Discussion Questions: Students have to submit discussions to Ceiba website one day before course meeting. The questions will be used in course discussion.
Quiz: These are pop quizzes that focus purely on factual recall. Students should not find the quizzes difficult if they have read the assigned texts.
Participation: Students are required to come to class prepared to discuss the assigned texts and actively participate in group discussion.
Presentation: After discussion, each group will present its ideas for 5 minutes. Detailed rules will be provided.
In-Class Writing: These are response papers of 300 to 400 words written in 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.
Final Exam: The exam will test students’ knowledge of the assigned texts and their ability to discuss these texts in relation to the general ideas of the course.
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
Tobin, Colm. Brooklyn. (2009)
McCabe, Patrick. The Butcher Boy. (1992)
Doyle, Roddy. A Star Called Henry. (1999)
Enright, Anne. The Gathering. (2007)
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/13  Course Introduction 
第2週
9/20  Brooklyn 1 
第3週
9/27  Brooklyn 2 
第4週
10/04  Holiday 
第5週
10/11  Film: Brooklyn 
第6週
10/18  A Star Called Henry 1 
第7週
10/25  A Star Called Henry 2 
第8週
11/01  A Star Called Henry 3 
第9週
11/08  Film: The Wind that Shakes the Barley 
第10週
11/15  Anniversary of NTU Foundation (No Class) 
第11週
11/22  The Butcher Boy 1 
第12週
11/29  The Butcher Boy 2 
第13週
12/06  The Butcher Boy 3 
第14週
12/13  Film: The Butcher Boy 
第15週
12/20  The Gathering 1 
第16週
12/27  The Gathering 2 
第17週
1/03  The Gathering 3