Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2023
Class code A6301
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 月3/Mon.3
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市富士‐F302
Grade 3~4
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) 制度ウェブサイトの3.科目別の注意事項(1)GIS主催科目の履修上の注意を参照すること。
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) 300-level Advanced Courses(上級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 300-level Advanced Courses
Arts and Literature

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
Southern literature is perhaps the best-known regional literature of the United States, featuring voices, genres, and motifs specific to its distinct tradition. But it is far from a monolith, and the literature of the south reflects the diverse cultures, peoples, and languages of the region. Southern literature has often given a sharp focus to social, historical, and cultural issues of the United States, serving as a grim counterpoint to more optimistic national mythmaking. This course will focus on southern literature in the twentieth century, exploring how writers respond to questions of war, race, memory, class, and modernization.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will examine the historical context and major themes of southern literature. Students will also develop critical reading and writing skills.

【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 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. )
Class time will be divided between lectures and group discussions. In-class feedback will be given for daily reaction papers, and students will receive personal feedback on 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 faceDefining the South An overview of the culture and history of the South
3 対面/face to facePostwar Culture and Modernity Tate, Ode to the Confederate Dead
4 対面/face to faceCommunity and Memory Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
5 対面/face to faceRace in the Postwar South (1) Wright, The Ethics of Living Jim Crow
6 対面/face to faceRace in the Postwar South (2) Welty, Where is the Voice Coming From?
7 対面/face to faceSouthern Gothic Capote, A Tree of Night
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 facePrecariousness in the Changing South Dickey, selected poems
10 対面/face to faceGrotesque Allegories O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find
11 対面/face to faceCulture and Authenticity Walker, Everyday Use
12 対面/face to faceThe Modern South (1) Gates, Colored People
13 対面/face to faceThe Modern South (2) Rash, Speckled Trout
14 対面/face to faceFinal Synthesis Review of the 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 should perform close readings of each of the assigned texts. Students should come to class prepared to ask questions and engage in discussion. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

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

【参考書 / References】
Andrews, William et al. The Literature of the American South. Norton, 1998.
Additional references will be announced in class.

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

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