課程資訊
課程名稱
口頭傳統與認知
Orality, Text, Brain 
開課學期
105-1 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
孟克禮 
課號
FL7270 
課程識別碼
122EM3680 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一5,6,7(12:20~15:10) 
上課地點
博雅305 
備註
本課程以英語授課。第二、三類。
限碩士班以上 或 限博士班
總人數上限:16人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1051FL7270_ 
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課程概述

This graduate course has no written tests and no fixed textbook. Much of the written work will be collective in nature.

The literary material for this course is ancient, medieval, and modern oral poems, including Beowulf, English and Scottish ballads, Middle and Modern English sayings, contemporary US spoken word poets (poetry slam poets), and translations from the world’s greatest oral poems and laws. Each student will construct his or her own virtual (oral) book of poetry.

The methodology of this course is partly performative: each class meeting will consist of an operational discussion of orality--learning and jamming oral poems—as well as a theoretical discussion of orality. In other words, we will read theories of orality and ethnopoetics for the sake of putting them into practice and testing them as performance, and we will perform as a way to understand the ahistorical processes of orality, so often misrecognized in modernity. Guest speakers from other faculties will be invited to educate us on the brain and memory; the relationship of music, voice, and text; and performance. Individually and as a group we shall build a repertoire, a living corpus of intangible culture. We will also watch and describe performances of oral poetry from around the world, including the South African ibongi, the Argentine payador, and American poetry slams.

The theoretical foundations of this course include cognitive approaches to literature, oral theory, and ethnopoetics. Subthemes include memory and participatory knowledge.
 

課程目標
1. Learn about and master pre-modern texts, especially English-language ballads, Middle English poetry.
2. Learn oral theory, and see how orality is part of even hyper-literate societies.
3. Develop a more sophisticated understanding of history and historical change.
4. Apply oral theory and performance theory not only to texts but to the study process.
5. Write publishable, collaborative essays or prepare collaborative conference presentations.
 
課程要求
待補 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
備註: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-4:30pm 
參考書目
Finnegan, Ruth. Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance, and Social Context. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. Print.
Foley, John Miles. How to Read an Oral Poem. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2002. Print.
Hymes, Dell. Now I Only Know So Far: Essays in Ethnopoetics. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2003. Print.
Lord, Albert B. The Singer of Tales, 2nd Ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.
Marsh, Nicky, Peter Middleton, Victoria Sheppard. “‘Blasts of Language’: Changes in Oral Poetics in Britain Since 1965.” Oral Tradition 21.1 (2001): 44-67. Web.
Middleton, Peter. “How to Read a Reading of a Written Poem.”20.1 (2005): 7-34. Web.
Stockwell, Peter. Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2002. Print.
Tedlock, Dennis. The Spoken Word and the Art of Interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983. Print.
 
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