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    Curriculum for Spring 2020: Elective Courses 

    Advanced Literature and Culture Courses

    LC001. English Literature II: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Donne through 1789) [英國文學(二)︰十七、十八世紀(唐恩至1789)]

    3 credits Prof. Cecilia Liu For Sophomores and above Class size: 45 Prerequisite: Introduction to Literature


    This course is a study of selected poetry, prose and drama from the 17th and 18th centuries British Literature. Authors to be studied will include Donne, Marvell, Milton, Behn, Dryden, Swift, Congreve, Pope and Johnson. Possible topics include the Reformation, metaphysical and cavalier poetry, scientific empiricism, the Enlightenment, satire, the rise of the novel, and neoclassical and pre-Romantic poetry. In class, we will have lectures, discussions of the assigned texts and group presentations.


    授課進度 Course Progress Outline

    週次 Week

    日期 Date 主題 Topic 單元主題 Unit

    備註 Remark

    1 02/20 Introduction Eng. Civil War, Restoration, Glorious Revolution and the Age of Reason

    2 02/27 John Donne

    “The Flea”; “The Good-Morrow”; Song (“Go and Catch a Falling Star”); “The Canonization”; “The Apparition”; “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”; Holy Sonnet: #1, 10, 14; Meditation 17

    3 03/05 Ben Jonson “On My First Son”; “Song: To Celia”; Volpone, or The Fox

    4 03/12 Bacon, Hobbes, Herbert, Herrick Essays and Poems

    5 03/19 Andrew Marvell “To His Coy Mistress”; “Bermudas,” “The Definition of

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    Love,” “The Garden”

    6 03/26 John Milton

    from The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates; "On Shakespeare,” “Lycidas” From Paradise Lost: Bk 1

    7 04/02 Spring Recess

    8 04/09 John Milton (Cont.) Selections from Paradise Lost: Bk 2, 4, 5, 9

    9 04/16 Midterm

    10 04/23 Dryden “MacFlecknoe”; “A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” “An Essay of Dramatic Poesy”

    11 04/30 Aphra Behn Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave

    12 05/07 William Congreve The Way of the World

    13 05/14 Daniel Defoe Selections from Roxana: “The Cons of Marriage” and Moll Flanders

    14 05/21 Jonathan Swift

    Selections from Gulliver’s Travel Part I Lilliput; Part II Brobdingnag; Part III Laputa, Struldbruggs, etc.

    15 05/28 Jonathan Swift Selections from Gulliver’s Travel Part IV, and “A Modest Proposal”

    16 06/04 Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson

    “The Rape of the Lock” Johnson: “The Vanity of Human Wishes,” “The Preface to Shakespeare”

    17 06/11 Samuel Johnson and James Bowell

    Johnson: “The Vanity of Human Wishes,” “The Preface to Shakespeare” Boswell: Selections from The Life of Samuel Johnson

    18 06/18 Final Exam

    教學方法 Pedagogical


    方法 Method % 方法 Method % 方法 Method % 講 述 30 影 片 欣 賞 0 討 論 20 個 案 研 討 0 服 務 學 習 0 問題導向學習 0 競 賽 遊 戲 0 專 家 演 講 0 專 題 實 作 10 電 子 教 學 0 體 驗 教 學 0 角色扮演實境教學 0 競 賽 讀 書 會 0 產 業 實 習 0 自 主 學 習 0 對 話 教 學 法 40 樣 本 觀 察 0 校 外 參 訪 0 實 作 教 學 0 個 別 指 導 0 其 他 0

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    課程教材 Course Material

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt, et al. 9th ed. Vol.1. New York: Norton, 2012. Handouts

    教科書 The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt, et al. 9th ed. Vol.1. New York: Norton, 2012.

    參考書目 Reference



    學習評量 Learning


    方法 Method % 方法 Method % 方法 Method %

    課堂之前測 0 學生表現側寫報 告 0

    個案分析報告撰 寫 0

    專題發表 0 課堂上實作演練 0 專業團體之證照 檢定 0

    期中考 20 期末考 20 隨堂考(小考) 15 書面報告(含小 組或個人) 0 課堂參與 5 心得或作業撰寫 25 口頭報告(含小 組或個人) 15 面試或口試 0 自評與小組互評 0

    參加競賽 0 展演 0 筆記 0

    其他 0 說明:Quizzes, attendance 小考、課堂出席率 15/5% Group project (oral/written) 小組報告 15% 4 Journals, class participation 閱讀月誌與課堂討論參與度 25% Midterm & final exams 期中、期末考 @20%


    1. Punctuality and regular attendance with preparation: Absences and lateness are strongly discouraged. 4 unexcused absences will constitute reason for failing this course. Two points of the term grade will be deducted after the third absence. 2. Class participation: Finish the assigned reading and be prepared to ask questions and discuss in class. Put away your cellphone in class. Active participants will get extra points. 3. Group project: in-class oral presentation [not exceeding 30 minutes] on assigned topics about the background or critical analysis to the assigned readings, and after the oral report, turn in a group written paper. 4. Reading journals before/after class: One entry [1-2 typed page(s), single spaced] every three weeks on the assigned reading. In the journal, write down a) what you think about the assigned reading, b) any question you have about it, c) your experience of visiting relevant web sites, d) what you have discussed—reflections, insights—in your study group. Please hand it in on TronClass website. Late assignments will not be graded. You will automatically fail this course if you plagiarize.

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    5. Study group: Form a group of three/four by yourselves and meet once a week outside of class to discuss, answer the questions on the assigned reading, and give a presentation in class. 6. Occasional quizzes, midterm, and final exam.

    LC002. American Literature I: Colonial Period to 1865 [美國文學史(一)︰殖民時期至 1865

    年] 3 credits Prof. Cecilia Liu For Sophomores and above Class size: 45


    This course surveys the development of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War. It seeks a balance among various genres—fiction, poetry, autobiography, oratory, essay—and among various perspectives on American life. In this semester, our discussions will focus on close analysis of texts while lectures will introduce individual authors and related historical issues (for example, the American Revolution, slavery, the Civil War) and cultural movements (like Puritanism and Transcendentalism). Serious students in this course can expect to gain knowledge of an important body of literature, an understanding of American culture and identity, skills in literary analysis, and a framework for future reading. Literary analysis here will be a process of close reading to discover: 1) the unique voice, technique, and accomplishment of individual literary works; 2) their reflection of and participation in broader cultural and social movements; 3) their relevance to readers today.


    授課進度 Course Progress Outline

    週次 Week

    日期 Date 主題 Topic 單元主題 Unit

    備註 Remark

    1 02/17


    Film: The Crucible (based on the play by Arthur Miller)

    2 02/24 Colonial Period: Letters/ Accounts Columbus, Harriot, Bradford, Winthrop

    3 03/02 Bradstreet & Taylor Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book,” “Before the Birth of One

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    of Her Children,” “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment,” “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet” Taylor, Meditations 8; “Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children,” “Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold,” “Huswifery”

    4 03/09 Mary Rowlandson

    Rowlandson: Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Opening narrative, First, Second, Third, and Twentieth Removes

    5 03/16


    Edwards: “Personal Narrative”; “A Divine and Supernatural Light”; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Franklin: “The Way to Wealth”; Selections from Autobiography

    6 03/23 Crèvecoeur, Paine, Jefferson, Wheatley

    Crèvecoeur: Letters from an American Farmer, Letter III “What Is An American”; Paine: “The Crisis, No.1” Jefferson: from The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson Wheatley: “On Being Brought from Africa to America”, “To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth”

    7 03/30 Spring Break No Class

    8 04/06 American Renaissance: Irving, Cooper, and Hawthorne

    Irving, “Rip Van Winkle” Cooper, from The Pioneers, Chapter III Hawthorne, “My Kinsman, Major Molineux”

    9 04/13 Midterm Exam Midterm Exam

    10 04/20 UNIT THREE: TRANSCENDENTALISM Emerson and Bryant

    Emerson: Nature, Introduction, Chapters I, IV, V, VII, VIII; “The American Scholar”; “Each and All”

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    Bryant: “To a Waterfowl”

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