臺灣大學 臺灣文學研究所

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本學期英文課程介紹English Course Information


從酷兒文學與電影凝視臺灣
授課教授:鄭芳婷
學分:2
課程介紹:
    In the history of Taiwanese film, a variety of genres appear, including chivalric films, independent films, and New Wave cinema. In the local film industry’s period of revival following the box-office success of Wei Te-Sheng’s Cape No. 7, a new genre, queer film, emerged, which questions and problematizes traditions and norms. Referring to discourses and practices that focus on challenging normative constructions, queer art, and particularly literature, is a force that consistently resists all kinds of hegemony within Taiwanese culture. Emerging digital and science-fiction discourses further enrich the possibilities for queer literature and film. This course focuses on significant queer literature and film from the past decade, fashioning dialogues between the two.
    This course aims to prepare students for subsequent study in the field of Taiwanese queer films and related critical theories. The materials include selected queer films, texts, and theories that work on the social issues with Taiwanese contexts. By examining selected Taiwanese queer films and critical discourses with both Taiwanese and European-American contexts, the course helps students to rethink the cultural, artistic, and social issues embedded in the selected materials. Students are expected to improve their critical skills and aesthetical connoisseurship while learning the beauty of the island.
 
探索臺灣:自然環境與資源
授課教授:袁孝維
學分:2
課程介紹:
   Taiwan, an island country rich in biodiversity, located between Eurasian Plate and Philippine Sea Plate, the geological structure is quite young. The frequent orogeny in Taiwan form many towering mountains, so even though Taiwan is in the tropical and subtropical zone, the temperate climate can still be found at high altitudes. In addition, the creatures, adapted to different climates, are able to survive in Taiwan.
    Taiwan is also known from high percentage of endemic species. This is because in the Ice Age, Taiwan was connected to Eurasia. After the Ice Age, Taiwan was isolated by the ocean, and many lives gradually evolved into endemic species on the island. Nowadays, the proportion of endemic species in Taiwan is about 71% in mammals, 17% in birds, 22% in reptiles, 31% in amphibian, 19% in freshwater fish, 25% in plants, and 60% in insects.
    Although the land area of Taiwan is only 0.027% of the total of the world, the number of species is as high as 3.8%, which is 150 times the global average. Furthermore, the marine species around Taiwan are about 10% of the world, which is 361 times the average. Taiwan is not a country with large territory, while its rich biological resources are such amazing. Base on that, we invite guest speakers in different fields to talk about the geography, wildlife, ecosystem and culture of Taiwan. They will help students to learn more about the beautiful nature of Taiwan. Besides the lectures, students could also learn deeply through the 3 various field trips (2 assigned trips and 1 self-planned trip).
 
探索臺灣:自然資源保育與經營管理
授課教授:劉奇璋
學分:2
課程介紹:
   The instructors of this course are all the best of Taiwan in their fields, including atmospheric science, environment science, physical and social geography. They will help students to learn more about the beautiful nature of Taiwan. Besides the lectures, students could also learn deeply through the 3 various field trips.
   
It will give international students a wide range of background knowledge, increasing their understanding of Taiwan and enabling them to take advanced courses lectured in Chinese or partake in research in the future.

探索臺灣:臺灣電影與臺灣社會
授課教授:郭任峯
學分:2
課程介紹:
    In this course we look closely at several Taiwanese films over the past two decades, and through them we intend to understand what prominent phenomena and changes have been taking place in Taiwan’s social culture. Some of the films speak to the current socio-political conditions on this island; some reflect an emerging cultural trend; some indicate social problems; yet some propose alternative approaches to history. In any case, those films present themselves as various attempts to make conversations with the world that we call Taiwan and live in. It is in this thread of thought that we learn to establish a connection between Taiwanese films and Taiwanese social trends/events through this course, so that film is more than entertainment or art, and social culture involves more than “reality”. This course is expected to help us understand and reflect on Taiwanese social culture by not just watching but also “reading” Taiwanese films.
 
探索臺灣:女性與臺灣社會
授課教授:郭任峯
學分:2
課程介紹:
    Since the emergence of the feminist movement in Taiwan by the 1970s, Taiwanese society has seen more than a few women’s issues proposed and discussed in an increasingly broad and extensive manner. Reflecting the changes in socio-politics and cultural conditions, the general perspectives in which the same issue is discussed also changes. In this course we explore Taiwanese women’s conditions of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the more modern period, that is, the mid-to-late twentieth century. With a brief introduction of what Taiwanese women’s traditions may involve and how Taiwanese women modernize, we explore how the feminist movements unfolded, how they reflect or change Taiwanese women’s social status, the rise of women’s studies and/or feminist scholarship, sexual violence, sex work, and lesbian issues. We also reflect on issues of migration and global human flow, and discuss how the introduction of immigrant spouses as well as migrant workers may compel us to rethink women’s issues in contemporary Taiwan.