Updated 09/04/2022

Welcome to Ron's Moodle! This is a place where I can park my class info, share media with students, organize and evaluate assignments, etc., etc. Inside are my syllabi and info for the courses I'm teaching this semester. Here's a brief explanation of how to use the site:

  • First, a.s.a.p. sign up for an account using the email you gave the school when registering for classes. Second, go to your email account and click on the link my website sent to you, confirming your registration. Third, come back here and sign in and create a profile. Please use your in-class (pinyin or English) name as your main handle, the one you want to be called by me in class. *For example, Wang Wen-hsing and Tim Wang.* However, also please input your 中文姓名 AND your student ID. Fourth, for Address you can input your department and year of study (e.g., 夜外三). All this helps me to keep track of you and assign grades. 
  • Once you have done the steps above, navigate to the course(s) you are taking with me. Near the bottom of the page there should be an option to "enrol me in class." Click that and you should be able to access the course schedule, texts, and materials we'll be using this semester.
  • Any questions, can either use the messaging app of this site or email me: ron [at] ronentity.net 


This is a one year course intended as a survey of "Western Literature", meaning it gives a broad view of the classic texts considered literary in the (so-called) West. 

This course is designed as an introduction to psychoanalytic theory through the study of literature, film, and other cultural activities. The approach we’ll follow is to read and discuss the major essays of Freud (and some Lacan, Zizek, et al) alongside selected works of short fiction and film. The course goals are to a) familiarize students with the concepts and analytic vocabulary of psychoanalysis, b) enable their further research into literature/the arts using psychoanalytic theory, c) to become more familiar with Freud’s work as the context for much later theory.

-Research paper/thesis chapter: 50%
-Research paper outline & bibliography: 20%
-Participation/discussion: 30%