Class Lecture Speaker：Chan-Chia Hsu (Associate Professor, Center for General Education, National Taipei University of Business) Topic：The Introduction and Use of Sketch Engine Time：May 12 (Thurs.) 9：10~12：00 Venue：Ji-tao Bldg. 340302
Class Lecture Speaker：Mr. Jeff Tsai（GM of Speechcraft Taiwan, Head Coach of Taiwan WSDC National Team） Topic：Thinking Critically when you are making speeches Time：April 20 (Wed.) 13：10~16：00 Venue：Ji-tao Bldg. 340309
Class Lecture Speaker：Prof. Jyi-Shane Liu (Department of Computer Science, NCCU) Topic：From Artificial Intelligence, Language Technology to Digital Humanity-Vision and Action Time：May 10 (Tue.) 9：10~12：00 Venue：Ji-tao Bldg. 340108 Abstract: 21世紀是數位的時代, 人們的日常生活與專業工作, 甚至在社會運作的許多層面, 愈發走向數位環境, 數位包覆與數位承載的程度不斷提升, 數位科技帶來衝擊, 也提供機會, 是新世代青年必須認知與掌握的課題. 本次演講將提供大時代的數位科技發展脈絡, 同時, 聚焦於在計算能耐的不斷提升下, 所開展的各種語言科技. 另外, 傳統上的人文社會領域資料, 也在數位框架的顛覆與解構下, 產生新興的典範轉移, 進入到數位人文的新疆界. 本次演講將以深入淺出的方式, 介紹前述議題, 並以實際案例與實務經驗為佐證, 協助啟發對未來的想像與可能的行動.
Class Lecture Speaker：Mr. Jeff Tsai（GM of Speechcraft Taiwan, Head Coach of Taiwan WSDC National Team） Topic：Extending Arguments for Deputy Parliamentary Debate Speakers Time：April 20 (Wed.) 9：10~12：00 Venue：Ji-tao Bldg. 340309
Class Lecture Lecturer: Chin-yen Lin（English Teacher for Young Learners） Topic: The effect of repeated oral reading practice in reading fluency for young learners Time: April 19 (Tue.) 13:10~15:00 Venue: Research Bldg. 250420
Class Lecture Lecturer: Dr. Kao Pei-Wen (Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Ilan University） Topic: Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Toward a Paradigm Shift of American Nature Writing (2022/4/18) Time: April 18 (Mon.) 13:10~16:00 Venue: Research Bldg. 250203 Abstract: Ecofeminism has posed as an eco-conscious as well as gender-oriented practice of literary criticism ever since its emergence in the 1980s. It adroitly combines the concerns of ecocriticism and feminism, making an agenda to undermine the domination of both nature and women by the patriarchy. In the field of literary criticism, ecofeminism serves to reimagine the representation of nature and/as women in literary works, especially those represented in the canonical writings of white male authors. We shall look closely at the traditional nature writings by the well-established writers of the American Renaissance period, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. We shall make an ecofeminist criticism of these nature writings of Romanticism, which treats nature as a soothing, loving, but silent mother figure for the knowing and dominant males to retreat to. On the other hand, we will read the extracts from several contemporary women writers -- Ursula Le Guin, Alice Walker, Diane Ackerman, etc. -- whose works on nature are beyond the hierarchical and dominating frames of the patriarchal ideology. Bio: Pei-Wen Clio Kao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of National Ilan University, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Her research specialty lies in Conrad Studies, Faulkner Studies, and Literary Modernism. She completed her Ph.D. from National Chengchi University, Taiwan, in 2015. She did overseas studies in Connecticut University (USA) as an exchange graduate student and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Faulkner Studies in the Southeast Missouri State University (USA). She has published articles on Modernism, Conrad and Faulkner in international journals and in international book series.
Dr. Chris Murray will deliver the 33rd EARN public lecture, titled "Seeing Ghosts: Coleridge, Ferriar, and Keats" on Friday, 25 March, 2022 online. All are welcome. Title: Seeing Ghosts: Coleridge, Ferriar, and Keats Speaker: Dr. Chris Murray (Literary Studies, Monash University) Chair: Dr Li-hsin Hsu (English, NCCU) Time: March 25 2022, Friday 13:10-16:00 Venue: Online (if you are intrested in registering for the event, please contact Dr Hsu Li-hsin / firstname.lastname@example.org for further details). Abstract: On a chance meeting in 1819, Samuel Taylor Coleridge told John Keats about his theory of double touch. In dialogue with physician and author John Ferriar, Coleridge hypothesized that ghost-sightings occur when the mind articulates disease as strong imagery. Both writers used literature, particularly Hamlet, as a source of evidence for their psychological speculations. Coleridge’s double-touch theory pervades his notebooks and his lectures on drama. His verbal account of double touch provided Keats with a new means to explore the supernatural in narrative verse. Hence double touch receives its most significant literary treatment in Keats’s compositions over the weeks following his conversation with Coleridge. In particular, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" proceeds from an impulse to parody Coleridge to a serious exploration of double-touch. Conversely, Coleridge’s claim to have foretold Keats’s death is influenced by the double-touch theory and "La Belle Dame sans Merci", with which he associates the ghostly younger poet. Bio: Chris Murray is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University. His books include Tragic Coleridge (2013), China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938 (2020) and a memoir, Crippled Immortals: Shaolin Enlightenment on a Singapore High-Rise (2018). At present he is editing a collection on Religion in Irish culture for Cambridge University Press.
Class Lecture Lecturer: Tseng sheng-shiang (Associate Professor, Graduate Inst. of Curriculum and Instruction, Tamkang University） Topic: Technology integration into language instruction Time: March 14 (Mon.) 9:10~12:00 Venue: Research Bldg. 250302