Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2023
Class code A6202
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火2/Tue.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name S303
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)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 200-level Intermediate Courses(中級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 200-level Intermediate Courses
Arts and Literature

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
What is world literature? Why do some books become global bestsellers while others are deemed untranslatable? How does literature relate to other forms of art such as movies or music? This course will introduce the fundamental issues of modern comparative literary studies, including national canons, world literature, translation, and adaptation. We will discuss how comparing works with other texts across genres, languages, time periods, or forms of media can give us a fuller understanding of not only the text itself, but also how systems of literature combine to influence our impression of the text.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will practice critical reading and writing while learning the basic approaches used in comparative literary studies. Students will examine the historical development of comparative literature as a field while utilizing comparative methodology to read and respond to selected texts.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
Classes will be divided roughly evenly between lectures and guided discussions. Short quizzes will occasionally be given to assess comprehension of weekly readings. Students will also be evaluated through a midterm examination and final paper. In-class feedback will be given for daily reaction papers and written assignments.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to faceWhat is Comparative Literature? Basic terms and concepts of the field
3 対面/face to faceInterliterary Theory Relationships between national and world literature canons
4 対面/face to faceWorld Literature Development of the concept of world literature
5 対面/face to faceGlobal Writing Writing strategies within world literature
6 対面/face to faceLiterature and Colonialism Colonialism and the world literature system
7 対面/face to faceDecoloniality Postcolonial voices in world literature
8 対面/face to faceReview and Midterm Examination A review of topics covered in the first half of the course
9 対面/face to faceThemes and Images (1) Relationships between language and interpretation
10 対面/face to faceThemes and Images (2) Specific examples of themes and images used in literature
11 対面/face to faceLiterature and Translation (1) The invisibility of translation
12 対面/face to faceLiterature and Translation (2) "Untranslatable" literature
13 対面/face to faceInterartistic Comparison Modernity, hypertextuality, and the relationship between literature and other forms of media
14 対面/face to faceFinal Synthesis Review major themes of the course

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to perform close readings of weekly reading assignments and prepare to actively engage in class discussions. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
Readings will be provided as handouts in class.

【参考書 / References】
Domínguez, César, et al. Introducing Comparative Literature: New Trends and Applications. Routledge, 2015.
Hutchinson, Ben. Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2018.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Class contribution (30%), quizzes (20%), midterm examination (25%), final paper (25%)

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】