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LIT200BC(文学 / Literature 200)
Special Study of Japanese Literary Arts (6) B


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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2023
Class code A2678
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火3/Tue.3
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 市外濠‐S505
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 2~4
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 日本文学科
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Outline (in English)

Course Outline: We will focus our scrutiny on works of literature by Mori Ogai. After ascertaining Japan’s contemporary gender norms, we will attempt to discern aspects of the interplay between these norms and Ogai’s literature in line with specific works, reflecting on how the gender of the writer has influenced their works and expressions. Through these tasks, we seek to provide students with the opportunity to master the perspectives, techniques, and methods for critical reading of literature. In doing so, students will discover and think about challenges that are also relevant to today's society, as well as suggestions for their own research.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students should be able to do the following:
Read modern and contemporary literary works, plays and movies from a gender and sexuality perspective, and discover and think about problems that lead to the present day.
Learning Activities Outside of the Classroom: Before/after each class meeting, students will be expected to spend four hours to understand the course content.
Preparation: 1. Investigate the works of Ogai Mori and their context. 2. Read through the works covered in each session, and refer to dictionaries and annotations for any unclear points. 3. Organize your own impressions and impressions of each work.
Review: 1. Reread the work based on the content of the lecture and try to consolidate your understanding. 2. Obtain literature introduced in class and read it through. 3. Read other Ogai works and contemporaneous novels.
Homework: Visit and explore Mori Ogai Memorial Museum (Bunkyō Ward), Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature, and other museum exhibits introduced during class.
Grading Criteria/Policy: The final grade will be calculated according to the following process: Short reports (30%), term-end examination (70%). Attending at least two-thirds of classes is required.

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese