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Theory of Social and Cultural Diversity II

Reading Japanese Novels: The Dilemma of the Modern and Beyond
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with a range of Japanese novels written between the late 19th century and the present. We will place a particular focus on how the Japanese writers struggled to come to terms with the idea of the modern, and explore the nature of the dilemma these writers faced in their attempt to incorporate modernity. Starting with the pioneering writers of the Meiji period, we will move on to the writers of the later periods and will also deal with the new writings of the younger generation in contemporary Japan. Some of the works will be examined in detail, using different critical approaches to analyse their thematic construction, structural characteristics and stylistic features. Most of the texts dealt with in this course are widely read works by well-known authors, but I am hoping to introduce some new readings. I hope that students, whether familiar with Japanese literature or not, will enjoy the experience of reading the same text together.
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31D350-0173A
Theory of Social and Cultural Diversity II
エリス 俊子
A1 A2
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講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
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他学部履修
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授業計画
Introduction PART ONE Shock of the West and the "new individual": Required reading: Natsume Soseki, Kokoro --- What is freedom? The struggle of a Meiji intellectual Recommended reading: Mori Ogai Wild Geese --- Self-awakening of a woman PART TWO Tokyo Cityscape, 1920s: Fascination/Disillusionment Required reading: Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s “Aguri” --- Sexuality and the body Recommended reading: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Naomi --- The beautiful enchantress? Modernity and sexuality Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Kappa, In a Grove, Rashomon--- Struggling with the irrational (Film Viewing: “Rashomon”) Yosano Akiko’s poems of “the new woman” PART THREE Lost in the Modern Required reading: Dazai Osamu, No Longer Human --- Or what does it mean to be human? PART FOUR Quest for Identity in PostwarJapan Rediscovering Tradition(1): Required reading: Kawabata Yasunari, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes --- Tradition and aesthetics Rediscovering Tradition(2): Required reading: Mishima Yukio, “Patriotism” --- Tradition and nationalism Recommended reading: Mishima Yukio, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Mishima Yukio, Spring Snow PART FIVE New Writing after the 1980s Required reading: Murakami Haruki, The Wild Sheep Chase, After Dark --- Where is reality? Freedom and surveillance Recommended reading: Murakami Haruki, The End of the World and Hardboiled Wonderland Murakami Ryu, Coinlocker Babies Yoshimoto Banana, Kitchen Young Writers Today Kawakami Hiromi, Kawakami Mieko, Kanehara Hitomi, Yoko Tawada and others Concluding Discussion
授業の方法
Each class will consist of a brief lecture and classroom discussion. The lecture will include an introduction to the topic of the week, providing basic factual information required for reading the text. Some key concepts will also be introduced where relevant. This will be followed by discussions conducted in groups. All students are expected to participate in the discussion, exchanging opinions and comments on the text from a variety of viewpoints and cultural backgrounds.
成績評価方法
1) Class participation and assignments 30% 2) In-class worksheets 30% 3) Semester Essay 40%
教科書
Instructions will be given in class.
参考書
Instructions will be given in class.
履修上の注意
Both students with and without background in Japanese literature are welcome. We will be using the English translation of these works in class, but for class preparation students are free to read the works in the language they like.
その他
To be better prepared, it is recommended that you read NATSUME Soseki's KOKORO (medium length novel) in advance. We will be discussing the work in week 2.