中山大学博雅学院-英国剑桥大学克莱尔学院2018年古典语言与文学暑期课程

发布时间:2018-08-09 | 作者:博雅学院

2018年8月11日-8月26日

英国剑桥



中山大学博雅学院
-英国剑桥大学克莱尔学院

2018年古典语言与文学暑期课程项目简介

为了进一步推进博雅教育的发展,提升学生的古典人文修养,培养创新人才和放眼中西文明深层次对话领袖人才,中山大学博雅学院与英国剑桥大学克莱尔学院将于2018年8月11日-24日在剑桥大学克莱尔学院联合举办古典语言与文学暑期课程。
 

2014年至今,中山大学博雅学院与英国剑桥大学克莱尔学院逐步建立了密切的学术交流与合作关系。克莱尔学院教学主任、古典语言资深教师Charles Weiss多次应邀来访博雅学院,并给博雅学院学生讲授“高级希腊文”、“早期希腊的挽歌和抑扬格诗歌”等课程。英国人文和社会科学院院士、剑桥大学“中国历史、科学与文明”李约瑟讲座教授、任职于克莱尔学院的胡司德教授于2018年5月8日-18日来访博雅学院,主讲第四届陈寅恪学术讲座暨国际名师前沿论坛。

由中山大学古典学研究中心副主任董波副教授以及2016级本科班主任黄俊松老师带队,博雅学院14名本科生以及研究生将参加今年的暑期课程。

本次暑期课程的主题为“Love”,共计50学时(60分钟/学时),分为古希腊语文本阅读、英美文学作品探析以及古典学研究讲座三个部分。英国人文和社会科学院院士、剑桥大学古典系高级研究学者以及三一学院拉丁语荣誉教授Philip Hardie、剑桥大学列文蒂斯希腊文化教授Tim Whitmarsh等多位专家学者担任此次课程的主讲教师。本次暑期课程的具体安排以及内容如下:
 

Date

Time

Courses or Activities

Location

Aug.11

(Sat.)

Day 1

Morning

Guangzhou-London

-

Afternoon

London-Cambridge

Aug.12

 (Sun.)

Day 2

Morning

Course Orientation

Classroom F7, Old Court, Clare College, Cambridge University

Afternoon

College Orientation

Aug.13

 (Mon.)

Day 3

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.14

 (Tues.)

Day 4

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.15

 (Wed.)

Day 5

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.16 (Thurs.)

Day 6

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek ge

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.17  (Fri.)

Day 7

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.18

(Sat.)

Day 8

9:00-11:30

Lecture Series on Classics (I)

14:30-17:00

Lecture Series on Classics (II)

Aug.19

(Sun.)

Day 9

Morning

Site Teaching: The Needham Research Institute

Cambridge University

Afternoon

Site Teaching: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University

Aug.20

 (Mon.)

Day 10

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

Classroom F7, Old Court, Clare College, Cambridge University

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.21

 (Tues.)

Day 11

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.22

 (Wed.)

Day 12

9:00-11:30

Readings in Ancient Greek

14:30-17:00

Literature

Aug.23 (Thurs.)

Day 13

9:00-11:00

Lecture Series on Classics (III)

15:00-17:00

Lecture Series on Classics (IV)

Aug.24

(Fri.)

Day 14

Morning

Cambridge-London

London

Afternoon

Site Teaching: National Gallery

Aug.

25-26

(Sat.-Sun.)

Day 15-16

Morning

Site Teaching: British Museum

London

Afternoon

Site Teaching: Westminster Abbey

Evening

London-Guangzhou

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Part One: Readings in Ancient Greek on Love

Speaker: Dr. Charles Weiss (Language Teaching Officer, Senior Tutor, Director of Studies in Classics, Clare College, Cambridge)

Charles Weiss’s main research interests lie in Ancient Greek and Latin language pedagogy and the literature of the Second Sophistic. Dr. Weiss obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Yale in 1998. He was awarded a Pilkington Prize for teaching from the University of Cambridge in 2010. His publications include Homer’s Odyssey, Cambridge University Press 2012 and Twenty-five years at Yale: essays in honor of Gordon Williams (Edited volume) , 2001.

Course introduction: In this course we will examine a wide variety of texts about love, from Hesiod to Epicurus. We will focus on improving our Ancient Greek as well as our understanding of the history of Ancient Greek literature. We will focus on passages from prose, especially Plato, but we will also look at some poetry and learn about meter in Ancient Greek. All texts will be provided.

 

Part Two: Love in literature

 

Speaker: Dr Trudi Tate, Clare Hall, Cambridge

Trudi Tate studied for her BA and MA at the University of Western Australia and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She has taught at the universities of Western Australia, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Southampton. In 1999-2000, she was a Visiting Professor at the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. In 2001 she was elected a Fellow of Clare Hall. She is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.Dr Tate specialises in the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, with a particular interest in war writings from the Crimea to Viet Nam. She has published books and articles on women in modernism, and on literature and cultural history of the First World War, the Crimean War, and the American-Vietnamese War.

Course Introduction: This course explores the work of selected key British writers from the Victorian and modernist periods, and finishes with a contemporary American writer (winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize). How is love represented in the works: what do they say about men and women, power relations, misunderstandings, loss, and children? How does the form shape the meaning of the work? How important is place – and displacement? We will look at some poetry, short stories, and a novel.

 

Reading List:

1. Robert Browning, ‘My Last Duchess’, ‘A Toccata of Galuppi’s’, ‘Love Among the Ruins’

2. Alfred Tennyson, ‘The Lady of Shallot’ and selections from Maud

3. Katherine Mansfield and Mulk Raj Anand on children: Mansfield, ‘The Dolls’ House’, ‘Sun and Moon’, ‘The Garden Party’.

Anand, ‘The Lost Child’

4. D. H. Lawrence, ‘Odour of Chrysanthemums’ and ‘The White Stocking’

5. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)

6. Elizabeth Bowen, ‘Tears, Idle Tears’ and ‘Making Arrangements’

7. Jean Rhys, ‘Illusion’ and Virginia Woolf, ‘The New Dress’

8. Viet Nguyen, ‘Black-Eyed Women’ and ‘I’d Love you to Want Me’, in TheRefugees (2017)

 

Part Three: Lecture Series on Classics

 

Lecture Series on Classics (I) 18/08 Morning:

Love of Books and Fear of Books in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

Speaker: Dr Fran Middleton, University of Cambridge

Dr Fran Middleton is a lecturer in Greek literature at the University of Cambridge, with a special research interest in the effect of attitudes towards writing and the physical book on ancient literature.  

Course Introduction: In this lecture, she will introduce the history of bibliophilia (love of books) in Greek and Roman literature from the third century BC to the third century AD, as well as its counterpoint, bibliophobia (fear of books). There will be class discussion about particular pieces of ancient evidence and how the ideas of bibliophilia and bibliophobia affect our lives today.

 




Lecture Series on Classics
(II) 18/08 Afternoon:

Novels in Ancient World

Speaker: Professor Tim Whitmarsh

Professor Tim Whitmarsh is the Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge, and he works on ancient Greek literature, culture and religion (including early Christianity). He has been at Cambridge since 2014; before then he was Professor of Ancient Literatures at the University of Oxford.

Course Introduction: Novels are the best known literary form in the modern world, and in a way one of the defining features of global modernity. As ubiquitous as the airport is the airport bookshop. Yet there were novels in antiquity too, both in China and in the West. Arguably the earliest novels of all were Egyptian classics like Sinuhe (approximately 19th century BCE) and The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor. The ancient novels that have been most influential on the western tradition, however, have been those written in the early Roman Empire (1st-4th centuries CE): texts that, when they were made available through translation in 16th-century Europe went on to shape decisively the modern western novel. This lecture will give an introduction to these fascinating texts, and explore what social, cultural and historical features made it possible for this new form of literature to emerge.

 

Lecture Series on Classics (III) 23/08 Morning:

Alternative love stories: the transgressive love of tragic women

Speaker: Ms Antonia Reinke

Ms Reinke is at her final year of PhD in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. She is currently exploring the socio-hierarchical conceptualizations of the body in ancient Greek drama, while working on publications on imposture in Aristophanic comedy and choral meta-performance in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Her wider research interests include questions of being and performance, constructions of social identity, hierarchy and mobility, ideas of transformation and metamorphosis as well as theories of vision and (sensual/cognitive) perception.

Course Introduction: The prominence of women in Greek tragedy is one of the most widely discussed matters in Classical scholarship and yet it remains one of the most intriguing features of the genre to this day: What is the role of women on the tragic stage? Why are women so much more vocal in tragedy than they appear to have been in real life? Why would Athenian male poets have created such women – to be played by Athenian male actors and to be watched by an Athenian male citizen audience? This lecture will re-address the fascinating matter of tragedy’s women by, firstly, giving an overview of the female tragic characters we know and of the readings they have received in the Classical scholarship to date. Secondly, it will explore the significance of tragic women from a very specific vantage point – their close association with transgressive love. Characters from Aeschylus’ Clytaimestra to Sophocles’ Deianira to Euripides’ Phaedra all share a love that exceeds (or falls short of) the conventional societal norms of their time, causing them to notably deviate from the traditional female role of wife and mother. As this lecture will suggest, women’s prominence as transgressive lovers in Greek tragedy thus serves to capture contemporary male anxieties towards the female other: women were both a necessary and pleasurable element of their world and an inscrutable force threatening to evade their patriarchal control.

 

Lecture Series on Classics (IV) 23/08 Afternoon:

Make love not war: The symbolism of Mars and Venus in ancient philosophy and literature
Speaker: Professor Philip Hardie
Professor Philip Hardie is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor in Latin Literature in the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman poetry and its reception in the post-classical world.

Course Introduction: In the natural philosophy of Empedocles the four elements come together and separate through the alternating power of Strife (Ares, or Mars, the god of war) and Love (Aphrodite, or Venus, the goddess of love). The Empedoclean cosmic tension between strife and love is alluded to by a series of Greek and Roman poets, including Apollonius of Rhodes, Lucretius, Virgil, and Horace, in order to articulate contrast between war and peace, harmony and disharmony, discord and concord. The lecture will discuss texts ranging from the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD.