課程資訊
課程名稱
中世紀文學:文本與評論
Medieval Literature: Texts and Debates 
開課學期
103-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
劉雅詩 
課號
FL7286 
課程識別碼
122 M2930 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
外研三 
備註
第一、二類。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:12人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1032ML 
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課程概述

This course will lead students to read interesting Medieval literary works while sampling various recent approaches to Medieval literature and culture. Students can sample different approaches and delve into one more fully in a paper. Texts to be read may include: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae, Layamon's Brut, Chretien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, The Romance of Sir Beves of Hamtoun, Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Squire's Tale, The Book of Margery Kempe, John Lydgate's Troy Book, and Robert Henryson's Testament of Cressida. The topics of critical debates may include: post-colonial medieval historiography, medieval nationalism, medieval creatures and animals, the medieval Orient, gender, sexuality, women, and Troy.

This seminar is designed as an intensive and interactive workshop. Students will do class presentations on literary texts and critical essays. After each unit is discussed, students will need to hand in a 2-page short response (4 responses out of five units in this semester). A 250-word proposal will be due on May 29th, and the final paper will be due on June 21st. A mini conference in which students will present their work will be held on June 12th.

Although some of the texts examined in the course will be in Middle English, no previous familiarity with the language is expected or required. At the end of each class, we may get together informally (as the “Song School”) to practice Middle English. 

課程目標
This graduate seminar aims to explore Medieval literary texts while investigating significant critical approaches to Medieval studies. The main goal is to provide students with basic, necessary knowledge and skills to read, analyze, and interpret literary works from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. While examining literary works and situating them properly in historical contexts, we will also read notable articles from Medieval literary studies. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Approach medieval literary works historically, textually, and critically.
2. Understand key issues and debates in Medieval literary studies.
3. Understand and read aloud Middle English.
 
課程要求
1. Regular attendance and active participation are required.
2. Presentations on the texts and critical essays.
3. Four critical responses (2 pages).
4. Final paper in draft and final form (12-15 pages). 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 10:00~12:00 
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評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/27  (No Class)
Prepare for the class: Reading materials and watching videos
 
第2週
3/06  Unit I. Historiography:
Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae [c.1138] (1)

*Aurell, Martin, “Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance.” [for basic understanding]  
第3週
3/13  Unit I. Historiography: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae [c. 1138] (2)
*Warren, Michelle R. “Historia in marchia: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Colonial Itinerary.” [postcolonial] 
第4週
3/20  Unit I. Historiography: Wace, Roman de Brut & Layamon, Brut (12-13th century)
*Finke, Laurie A. and Martin B. Shichtman. “Discontinuous Time: History in the Eyes of Its Losers.” [the idea of a medieval nation?]
*Galloway, Andrew, “Layamon's Gift”. 
第5週
3/27  Unit II. The Medieval “Orient”:
The Romance of Sir Beves of Hamtoun [c.1324] (1)
* Kinoshita, Sharon. “Deprovincializing the Middle Ages.”
*Bartlett, Robert. “Medieval and Modern Concepts of Race and Ethnicity.”  
第6週
4/03  (No Class) 
第7週
4/10  Unit II. The Medieval “Orient”: The Romance of Sir Beves of Hamtoun [c.1324] (2)
*Calkin, Siobhain Bly. “Defining Christian Knighthood in a Saracen World: Changing Depictions of the Protagonist in Sir Bevis of Hampton.”
*Collette, Carolyn P. and Vincent J. DiMarco. “The Matter of Armenia in the Age of Chaucer.”  
第8週
4/17  Unit III. Medieval Creatures in Romances:
Chretien de Troyes’ Yvain, the Knight of the Lion [12th century](1)
*Steel, Karl. “Human Limits.”  
第9週
4/24  Unit III. Medieval Creatures in Romances: Chretien de Troyes’ Yvain, the Knight of the Lion [12th century] (2)
*Bruckner, Matilda Tomaryn “The Lady and the Dragon in Chretien’s Chevalier au lion.” [gender, embodiment] 
第10週
5/01  Unit III. Medieval Creatures in Romances: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale (14th century)
*Susan Crane, “Falcon and Princess” and “Knight and Horse.” [animal studies] 
第11週
5/08  Unit IV. Gender, Sexuality, and Women:
The Book of Margery Kempe (15th century)
*Bailey, Anne E. “Lamentation Motifs in Medieval Hagiography.” *Torn, Alison. “Madness and Mysticism: Can a Medieval Narrative Inform Our Understanding on Psychosis?”  
第12週
5/15  Unit IV. Gender, Sexuality, and Women: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde [14th century] (1)
*Koster, Josephine A. “Privitee, Habitus, and Proximity: Conduct and Domestic Space in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.”  
第13週
5/22  Unit IV. Gender, Sexuality, and Women: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde [14th century] (2)
*Ingham, Patricia Clare. “Chaucer's Haunted Aesthetics: Mimesis and Trauma in Troilus and Criseyde.”  
第14週
5/29  Unit V. Troy:
John Lydgate’s Troy Book [selections] (15th century)
*Patterson, Lee. “Making Identities in the Fifteenth Century: Henry V and John Lydgate.”
*Keller, Wolfram R. “Shakespearean Medievalism: Conceptions of Literary Authorship in Richard II and John Lydgate’s Troy Book.”  
第15週
6/05  Unit V. Troy: Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cressida (15th century)
*Haydock, Nickolas A. “‘Weddir richt feruent’: Scapegoating and Sacrifice.” *Edmondson, George. “Henryson’s Doubt: Neighbors and Negation in The Testament of Cresseid.”  
第16週
6/12  Mini Conference 
第17週
6/19  (No Class) 
第18週
6/21  Term paper due