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課程名稱
早期旅行文學
Early Travel Literature 
開課學期
107-1 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
楊明蒼 
課號
FL4124 
課程識別碼
102 44530 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期二8,9,10(15:30~18:20) 
上課地點
共403 
備註
中英雙語授課。
限學士班二年級以上
總人數上限:24人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1071Travelit 
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課程概述

課程概述 Course Description
Designed for advanced undergraduate students, this course is concerned with various problems brought about by cultural encounters and their ethical implications or theoretical-philosophical imports, rather than with the sightseeing experience of tourist travel.
The study of early travel is critical to understanding the evolving conceptions of the self, the other and the world. Travel involves movement, transposition or displacement across time and space. Whether physical or mental, real or imaginary, voluntary or forced, the kinesis of travel, engendered by a lack or excess that leads to fascination or alienation, highlights the self’s encounter with the other and witnesses human desire and mobility in various forms such as curious adventure, religious mission, military conquest, political engagement, commercial venture, and geographical exploration.
This investigation of early travel writing revisits the West’s imagination of and encounter with the East that, thanks to the sensitizing otherness at work, offer perspectives on emotion, spectacle, historical sense of place, religious thought, stereotypes of race and gender, material culture, among many other issues. Though time only allows for limited text selection, we will still journey through a representative body of writing in a wide range of forms that sheds light on the complexity and diversity of travel, East and West. In conjunction with the texts under consideration, relevant background material and criticism will also be covered.
Students are encouraged to explore issues of travel writing studies, including conceptions of self and identity, the historical invention/imagination and cultural politics of the other, the gendering and othering of travel, problems of representation and rhetorical strategies, Orientalism, postcoloniality and globality. There will also be visual media to help students think through issues such as the exotic, the fantastic and the monstrous that permeate travel narratives.

進度 Syllabus
第1週 Introduction
第2週 Travel in the Bible
第3週 Greco-Roman/medieval world view
第4週 Gerald of Wales
第5週 Gerald of Wales
第6週 John of Plano Carpini
第7週 The Travels of Marco Polo
第8週 The Travels of John Mandeville
第9週 The Travels of John Mandeville
第10週 Mid-term exam
第11週 The Man of Law's Tale
第12週 George Psalmanazar
第13週 Taiwan and East Asia
第14週 Travel and theory
第15週 Individual conference
第16週 Presentations and discussion
第17週 Presentations and discussion
第18週 Review; term paper due
 

課程目標
課程目標 Course Objectives
The aim of this course is to examine the function and significance of early travel narratives in the cultures that produced and consumed them as well as the ways in which people shaped and negotiated their identity and subjectivity in their relationship to home and alien cultures. Through readings of and discussions on a representative body of writing with a wide range of different forms, students will realize the complexity and diversity of travel, understand travel narratives as social and cultural practices and engage in central issues of travel writing studies.
了解東西交通的發展與演變,培養具有歷史縱深的世界觀
 
課程要求
課程要求 Requirements
Intensive/extensive readings, presentations and active participation in discussions
 
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參考書目
參考書目(教科書)Textbook and References
Akbari, Suzanne Conklin and Amilcare Iannucci, eds. Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2008.
Allen, Rosamund, ed. Eastward Bound: Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2004.
Bovey, Alixe. Monsters & Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts. London: British Library, 2002.
Friedman, John Block. The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2000.
Hooper, Glenn and Tim Youngs, eds. Perspectives on Travel Writing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Hulme, Peter and Tim Youngs, eds. Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Porter, Dennis. Haunted Journeys: Desire and Transgression in European Travel Writing. New Haven: Princeton UP, 1991.
Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. New York: Routledge, 1992.
Siegel, Kristi, ed. Issues in Travel Writing: Empire, Spectacle and Displacement. New

 
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