課程資訊
課程名稱
文學理論
Literary Theory 
開課學期
109-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
王莉思 
課號
FL5156 
課程識別碼
122EU0050 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期三2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
博雅303 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
限學士班三年級以上
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1092FL5156_ 
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課程概述

Course Description:
Structured thematically yet also roughly chronologically, the course provides a broad overview of significant intellectual movements and developments in literary theory to give students familiarity with core terminology, concepts, themes, theorists, and debates in the field.

Beginning with early provocations that we might identify along an intellectual thread of ‘literary criticism’ with Gorgias and Plato, the course introduces central themes from traditional literary criticism such as canon, periods, context, allusion, ethics, and aethetics. The first half of the course focuses on how movements such as formalism, structuralism, and deconstruction respond to these questions. The second half of the course considers future directions for literary theory from the launching off points of critiques such as postcolonialism, queer theory, and ecocriticism. 

課程目標
Course Objectives:
As an upper level undergraduate seminar, the course aims to help students develop analytical reading, thinking, and communication skills as a capstone in their studies or in preparation for further academic careers. The course builds upon the students’ past studies of literature to offer them new ways of thinking about their past work and draw them into important theoretical debates in the field. By the end of the course, students should have a sense of the historical and conceptual arc of literary theory and its engagements with broader political and scholarly debates. 
課程要求
Requirements:
*lively class participation (15% of the grade),
*weekly reading (measured by submitted discussion questions, 15%),
*an oral group presentation on a piece of theory (20%),
*a mid-term exam (20%), and
*a final exam (30%). 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 
參考書目
References:
See above, also relevant texts not assigned:
Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle, eds. An introduction to literature, criticism and theory. Abingdon, England: Routledge, 2016. Print.
Culler, Jonathan. Literary theory : a very short introduction. Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2011. Print.
Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Second Edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996. Print.
Klages, Mary. Literary theory : a guide for the perplexed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007. Print.
Leitch, Vincent B., ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Third Edition. New York: Norton, 2018. Print.
 
指定閱讀
Assigned Readings:
Barry, Peter. Beginning theory: An introduction to literary and cultural theory. Fourth edition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002. Print.
Bohman, James. “Critical Theory.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Online. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2019/entries/critical-theory/
Eng, David L., José Esteban Muñoz, and Judith Halberstam "What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?" Social Text vol. 23, issue 3-4 (2005): 1-17. Print.
Foster, Thomas C. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition. New York: Harper Perennial: 2014. Print.
Gorgias of Leontini, “The Encomium of Helen.” Translated by Brian R. Donovan (1999). Online. https://faculty.bemidjistate.edu/bdonovan/helen.html
Klages, Mary. Key terms in literary theory. London: Continuum, 2012. Print.
Mantzavinos, C., “Hermeneutics.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Online. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2020/entries/hermeneutics/
Showalter, Elaine. “Literary Criticism.” Signs vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter, 1975), pp. 435-460. Print.
(Also other short complementary texts including news articles demonstrating certain critiques.)
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
class participation 
15% 
 
2. 
discussion questions 
15% 
 
3. 
group presentation 
20% 
 
4. 
mid-term exam 
20% 
 
5. 
final exam 
30% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/24  Provocation: Gorgias and Plato 
第2週
3/03  Traditional Literary Criticism: Aestheticism and pragmatism 
第3週
3/10  Formalism and hermeneutics 
第4週
3/17  Structuralism  
第5週
3/24  Poststructuralism and deconstruction 
第6週
3/31  Postmodernism 
第7週
4/07  Marxism 
第8週
4/14  Critique lab  
第9週
4/21  Mid-term exam 
第10週
4/28  Frankfurt school critical theory 
第11週
5/05  New historicism  
第12週
5/12  Cultural materialism 
第13週
5/19  Postcolonial critique 
第14週
5/26  Feminism 
第15週
6/02  Queer theory 
第16週
6/09  Ecocriticism 
第17週
6/16  Critique lab  
第18週
6/23  Final Exam