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Karen L. Thornber教授訪台演講與工作坊

主講人:Karen L. Thornber教授

任職:美國哈佛大學比較文學與東亞語言文明系教授(Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)、哈佛大學亞洲中心主任(Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center)、哈佛大學亞洲中心中央評議會主席(Chair, Harvard University Asia Center Council)


一、聯合演講:「全球環境危機與東亞區域文學」(Global Environmental Crises and Asia)

Climate change, mass extinction of plant and animal species, and widespread pollution of sky, sea, and land make clear the extent to which humans have shaped global ecologies. This talk overviews environmental concerns in Asia - home to more than half the world's population, an increasingly significant contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions, and an area acutely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. The talk then introduces the work of creative writers from India to Korea, Japan, and the United States, exploring how literary works have grappled with Asian environmental crises from the local to the global.

二、工作坊:題目「東亞區域文學與文化的回顧與前瞻」(East Asian Regional Studies: History and Prospect)
Karen L. Thornber教授


DFLL Faculty Colloquium: Introducing Robert Mannyng’s Handlyng Synne
DFLL Faculty Colloquium

Title: Introducing Robert Mannyng’s Handlyng Synne

Speaker: Prof. Anne Scott (Honorary Research Fellow, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia)

Moderator: Prof. Ming-Tsang Yang楊明蒼教授 (Professor, National Taiwan University)

Time: 2:00 pm. ~ 3:30 pm., Thursday, March 15, 2018

Venue: DFLL Conference Room, Gallery of University History (校史館外文系會議室)

Handlyng Synne is a Middle English translation of an Anglo-Norman work, the Manuel des Pechiez, which appears to address itself to a clerical audience, offering its services as a manual to aid pastors in giving the fundamental instruction in faith and morals required by the fourth Lateran Council. The Middle English Handlyng Synne shifts the emphasis of the Anglo-Norman original by addressing itself to a lay audience in a didactic text studded with exempla ostensibly designed to illustrate, in context, particular points of instruction. This paper will explore the cultural worlds of the exempla which include those of the early desert fathers, the early Irish church, and fourteenth-century Lincolnshire. It asks two questions; first, what is the exemplum teaching, both overtly and implicitly, and second, what expectations does the didactic treatise writer have of the people who receive his work? Is the audience expected to process the exemplum only in conjunction with the teaching, or do the exempla perform a teaching role independently of their context? For all their differences in outlook, the exempla bring to the work powerful elements of instruction. They examine what it means to repent and what it means to despair. They warn about the vigilance necessary in order to avoid objective sin – something that may be a sin even if the person committing it lacks intention. They introduce the numinous—a sense of God’s presence—and of supernatural forces that intrude upon the sensory life of each person. And most powerfully of all, through the visions of sensory suffering in the afterlife, they offer incentives for good living in this.

About the speaker:
Prof. Anne Scott is Honorary Research Fellow, School of Humanities, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia. She was trained at Oxford University. Her field of research is in fourteenth-century English Literature, and her monograph, Piers Plowman and the Poor, was published in 2004. She has edited two volumes of collected essays, and published several essays on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English literature. She is Editor of Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Her book on Robert Manning’s Handlyng Synn is forthcoming.
2018 北藝大博班實驗室 系列演講活動系列I:基進臨界˙青年學者的美學生存
2018 北藝大博班實驗室 系列演講活動

Radical Threshold: Aesthetic Survival of Junior Scholars




● 【北藝大博班講堂開場說明】
陳愷璜 (國立臺北藝術大學校長)
廖仁義 (國立臺北藝術大學圖書館館長)
楊凱麟 (國立臺北藝術大學美術學院院長)
徐明瀚 (國立臺北藝術大學美術系博士候選人)

● 【超驗唯物主義方法論】
黎子元 (香港浸會大學人文及創作系博士、香港01哲學網站主編)

● 【視界帝國的自然與人造:媒介、空間與藝術研究方法論】
潘律 (香港大學比較文學系博士,香港理工大學中國文化學系助理教授)

● 【身體現代主義】
于昌民 (愛荷華大學電影系博士候選人,中國《電影藝術》期刊特約編輯)

● 【現代性與大眾裝飾】
彤雅立 (柏林自由大學電影學博士候選人,譯有《卡夫卡中短篇全集》等書)

陳智廷 (香港大學音樂學博士,香港中文大學中國研究中心講師)

劉淑貞(筆名言叔夏,東海大學中文系助理教授,著有散文集《 白馬走過天亮》)

楊子樵(加州大學柏克萊分校東亞研究所博士候選人,曾任美國Room One Thousand 建築人文誌主編)

陳潔曜(巴黎狄德羅第七大學「語言、文學、影像」 研究所文本影像歷史與符號學博士,2014、2016世安美學論文獎得主)


[臺灣愛爾蘭研究學會] 「航向愛爾蘭之後」第三場(12/30),歡迎參加!

1. 演繹「復活節起義」的三種方式

2. 從《房間》《神蹟》談密室逃脫、身體政治與歷史記憶

3. 義體上帝及其電傳—視覺:貝克特的BBC電視劇

國立台灣大學外國語文學系學術演講 DFLL Faculty Colloquium: The Challenge of World Literary History - Longxi Zhang張隆溪 (2017.12.13)
Title: The Challenge of World Literary History
Speaker: Prof. Longxi Zhang張隆溪教授(Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong)
Moderator: Prof. Hsien-Hao Liao廖咸浩教授 (Professor, National Taiwan University)
Time: 10:20 am. ~ 12:10 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Venue: DFLL Conference Room, Gallery of University History (校史館外文系會議室)

The writing of history has encountered many challenges in theoretical discussions, and literary history in particular has been questioned and met with proposals of revisions and alternatives. An additional question arises when we move beyond national literary history to world literary history, and certainly from world history to global history with comparative interest in patterns, themes, literary modes or systems. This paper will try to make sense of the various concepts and theoretical positions involved in these discussions and propose a way to write literary history that will contribute to our understanding of literature from a global perspective.

About the speaker:
Longxi Zhang is a leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies. He holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph. D. from Harvard. He had taught at Peking, Harvard, and the University of California, Riverside, and is currently President of International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). He is an elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, and also of Academia Europaea. He is on the Executive Council of the International Comparative Literature Association; co-editor of two book series for Brill, a member of the editorial boards of Modern China, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of Chinese Literature and History and an Advisory Editor of New Literary History. His research interests are East-West cross-cultural studies, Chinese literature, European literature of the Renaissance and the seventeenth century, and world literature. He has published numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles in both English and Chinese.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
Tel: 02 3366 3208
Email: qiming1234@ntu.edu.tw
國立台灣大學外國語文學系學術演講DFLL Faculty Colloquium: The Question of Southeast Asian Subjectivity: The Contrary Example of Benedict Anderson’s Cosmopolitan Leanings (2017.12.13)
Title: The Question of Southeast Asian Subjectivity: The Contrary Example of Benedict Anderson’s Cosmopolitan Leanings
Speaker: Prof. Pheng Cheah (Professor of Rhetoric and Geography, University of California, Berkeley)
Moderator: Prof. Liang Ya Liou 劉亮雅教授 (Professor, National Taiwan University)
Time: 3:00 pm. ~ 5:00 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Venue: DFLL Conference Room, Gallery of University History (校史館外文系會議室)
Co-Organized by College of Foreign Language & Literature, NCCU


As a passionate defender of nationalism, Benedict Anderson was predictably skeptical of cosmopolitanism and postnationalism. The “cosmopolitan” hybridity of diasporic subjectivities in a globalized world, he argued, is a form of collective subjectivity that lacks universality and often leads to a form of long-distance ethnic nationalism with deplorable political consequences. This paper focuses on the curious turn to cosmopolitanism in Anderson’s later writings, where he reformulates the structural openness of the nation qua community of language as a demotic cosmopolitanism grounded in the porosity of languages and their tendency toward hybridization. What type of collective consciousness does this generate and what are some of its political consequences and limits? What are its implications for understanding Southeast Asian consciousness today in the era of ASEAN?

About the speaker:

Pheng Cheah is Professor of Rhetoric and Geography and Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1999. He has published extensively on the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism. His books include Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia University Press, 2003), Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 2006) and most recently, What is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature (Duke University Press, 2016). His co-edited books include Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (U of Minnesota P, 1998), Grounds of

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
Tel: 02 3366 3208
Email: qiming1234@ntu.edu.tw
國立台灣大學外國語文學系學術演講DFLL Faculty Colloquium: The Appian Way: Road of Glory, Road of Death (2017.12.06)
DFLL Faculty Colloquium
Title: The Appian Way: Road of Glory, Road of Death
Speaker: Prof. Robert Kaster (Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Princeton University)
Moderator: Prof. Ming-Tsang Yang楊明蒼教授 (Professor, National Taiwan University)
Time: 2:00 ~ 4:00 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Venue: DFLL Conference Room, Gallery of University History (校史館外文系會議室)


Ask anyone who knows something about ancient Rome to name five things they associate with that culture, and the word ‘roads’ is bound to appear somewhere on the list, often at the top, and with good reason. The network of the Roman empire’s roads—in Europe, north Africa, and the near East—ultimately extended an astonishing 75,000 miles: by comparison, in 2006, the United States had only a bit more than 46,000 miles of interstate highways, serving a population roughly six times as large. Rome’s network developed gradually, and unsystematically, over the course of roughly 500 years; but it began with a single road that emerged from the imagination of a single man. The ‘Appian Way’—named for the Roman who began it, Appius Claudius Caecus—was the first road ever constructed in Europe: it remained the only road that covered the length of the Italian peninsula south from Rome, and it became, mile for mile, the most heavily traveled in the entire network, not just at the height of Rome's empire but beyond. This illustrated talk demonstrates how the Romans went about building this road, and all the other roads later modeled on it, and how the building of the road both reflected and made possible Rome’s rise to mastery over the Mediterranean basin.

About the speaker:

Prof. Robert Kaster was educated at Dartmouth (B.A. 1969) and Harvard (M.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1975). He began his university teaching career at the University of Chicago, and in 1997, joined the Princeton faculty as Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin. He has taught and written mainly in the areas of Roman rhetoric, the history of ancient education, Roman ethics, and textual criticism.

His books have addressed topics ranging from the social structure of Roman education in the fourth and fifth centuries CE (Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity: Berkeley 1988) to the cultural psychology of the Roman elite in the late Republic and early Empire (Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome: Oxford 2005) and have included editions and annotated translations of Suetonius, Cicero, Seneca, and the Saturnalia of Macrobius. The Oxford Classical Texts series has published his critical editions of the Saturnalia (2011) and Suetonius’ De uita Caesarum (2016). The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads, a travelogue-cum-historical and cultural essay, appeared in the University of Chicago Press’s “Culture Trails” series (2012). His edited book Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World (Oxford 2016) is to honor the work of David Konstan. He has completed the press the edition of Servius on Aeneid 9-12 that the late Charles Murgia left unfinished at his death and is preparing an annotated translation of Cicero’s Brutus and Orator, both volumes for Oxford University Press.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
Tel: 02 3366 3208
Email: qiming1234@ntu.edu.tw

工作坊二: Python Data Structure and Control
1. Conditionals and Control Flow
2. Functions
3. Lists & Dictionaries
4. Student Becomes the Teacher (Interactive Project)
5. Lists and Functions
6. Loops


工作坊三: Python 爬蟲 語料庫
1. Introduction to Classes
2. File Input and Output
3. Beautiful Soup
4. Corpus

「航向愛爾蘭之後」系列演講之一 (106.10.28)
都柏林人讀書會「寄宿家庭」(The Boarding House)--5月27日(週六 2:30PM)
喬伊斯在《都柏林人》中寫了不同年紀男男女女的人生百態,繼上次跟已婚熟男有關的「一朵微雲」之後,本次「《都柏林人》讀書會」邀請到臺大外文系的高維泓老師,來講解同樣也跟婚姻有關的「寄宿之家」(The Boarding House)。



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