課程資訊
課程名稱
濟慈詩中之美學與科學
Aesthetics and Science in Keats 
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
吳雅鳳 
課號
FL7283 
課程識別碼
122EM8540 
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全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
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初選不開放。本課程以英語授課。專題研究課程。上課時間另行宣布。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:1人 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1032FL7283_ 
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課程概述

Course Description
The first part of this course deals with aesthetics shown in Keats’s poetry, such as Lamia, “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” and Endymion. The research on these poems and relevant essays focuses on the depictions of female mythological figures and employment of languages in these poems, which provide examples of Keats’s aesthetics. The collections of Keats’s letters not only serve as a supplement to Keats’s aesthetics and poetics but offer hints about the particular issues in terms of literature and science that he was interested in. In addition, with the studies of British aesthetic traditions, this course provides students background knowledge about aesthetics that Keats’s poetry possibly responds to.
An interesting feature of Keats’s poems is the discussions about life. His poems reflect his contemplations on the possible life forms, such as the female mythological figures, seeking for conversations between the scientific and mythological discourses about life. To familiarize students with the scientific and mythological discourses about life, the second part of this course examines monstrosity in Romantic mythology and scientific debates, which were prominent during Keats’s times. Monstrosity suggests transformations, which is suitable for representing the varieties of life forms. The scientific debates between the vitalist and the materialist, on the other hand, deal with scientists’ attempts to define life. Keats’s poetry shows his concerns for these interpretations about life in the nineteenth century. With the examination of Keats’s poems in the nineteenth-century mythological and scientific discourses, the research aims to offer an intriguing perspective to demonstrate Keats’s scientific aesthetics promoted in his poetry. This kind of aesthetics challenges the binary distinctions between the rational (science) and the emotional (mythology), and reveals Keats’s response to life with his life experience in the nineteenth-century context.
 

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Course Objectives
This independent study course aims to help the student get a better understanding of issues related to her research and prepare for finishing her master thesis. It is open to designated students only.
 
課程要求
Requirements:
1. Regular weekly tutorials, assignments, and readings in English related to the thesis are required for this course.
2. Thesis proposal and the drafted first chapter of thesis should be submitted by the end of this course.
3. If time allows, the student ought to complete the basic preparation of his/her qualifying exam.
 
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