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課程名稱
愛爾蘭小說:凱爾特之虎及其後
Irish Fiction in the Wake of the Celtic Tiger 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
黃山耘 
課號
FL7340 
課程識別碼
122 M4020 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二3,4,5(10:20~13:10) 
上課地點
外研一 
備註
第二、三類。中英雙語授課。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:10人 
 
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課程概述

It has been more than a decade since the global financial crisis led to the crash of Irish economy and ended the prosperity known as the Celtic Tiger in 2008. The economic crash has had a huge impact on Irish society, and an event of such magnitude invariably invites responses and inspires reflection from various perspectives, not least literature. In fact, during the recession in the Post-Tiger era, Irish fiction thrives nonetheless. Writers—veterans and novices alike—swarmed to respond to the changes in contemporary Ireland, thus creating what one might justifiably call a Celtic Tiger in Irish fiction during the recession, despite the ironic undertones. These works are roughly referred to with a new category called Post-Tiger novels, many of which feature formal innovation and linguistic experiments. This course aims to formulate a critical narrative for understanding and analyzing Post-Tiger Irish novels, meanwhile prompting students to reflect on the use and value of Post-Tiger novel as a critical concept.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to email the instructor: brucehuang@ntu.edu.tw.

#2022/1/3 update:
*110-2文本已更新,書林都買得到,除The Spinning Heart以外,就請修課同學自行取得,預計是3/22上課使用。
*本課要讀的文本較多(的樣子),建議寒假就開始讀,就算後來不修課,讀點好書也是很棒的嘛。

#2022/1/12 update:
110-2內容更新完畢,如有任何課程相關疑問,歡迎直接與老師連絡。 

課程目標
1. Students will read major fictional works produced in contemporary Ireland and learn about the main thematic and stylistic features of these works, in the meantime becoming familiar with the latest literary trends in contemporary Ireland.
2. Students will learn the critical approaches commonly used to study contemporary Irish literature, e.g., gender studies, memory studies, trauma studies, as well as the more innovative approaches like environmental humanities or post-human studies.
3. Students will craft original interpretations of literary texts and critically analyze the culture that produces them.
4. Students will hone presentation skills pertaining to different occasions in the academia, including leading discussions, presenting one’s own research, and engaging in academic conversations. 
課程要求
Requirements:
*Discussion Questions: As part of the pre-class effort, each student will write two general questions (each around 200 words but no more than 250) about the reading of the week and submit as an assignment on NTUCOOL (due Monday at 1 p.m.).

*Participation: Students are required to come to class prepared to discuss the assigned texts and actively participate in discussion.

*Seminar Presentation: Each student will do two seminar presentations. One presentation will focus on a selected novel, and the other presentation will focus on the critical studies of a different novel. The presentations are meant to provide foundations for further discussion in class, and presenters of the week are encouraged to lead the discussion. Presentations will be scheduled in the first class meeting.

*Final Project: The final project consists of a series of tasks contributing to the final paper (12-15 pages): a proposal (1 page), a presentation (10 minutes), and the final paper ( due 6/7).

Grades:
Discussion Questions: 15%
Participation: 25%
Seminar Presentations: 20%
Final Project: 40% (Proposal 5%, Presentation 5%, Paper 30%)
 
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參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
Anne Enright, The Gathering (2007)
Claire Kilroy, The Devil I Know (2012)
Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (2012)
Caitriona Lally, Eggshells (2015)
Mike McCormack, Solar Bones (2016)
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking (2017)
Sally Rooney, Normal People (2018)
Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier (2019)
*Readings for the first two weeks of “Critical Ground” will be provided in Week 1.  
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