Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2023
Class code A6302
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
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】
How do we process the experience of encountering a new language and culture? How does that process in turn affect our own personal language and identity? In this course, we will read translations of personal essays and fiction written in the Japanese language by contemporary authors undergoing such experiences, including Japanese authors living abroad and non-Japanese authors writing in their adopted language. As we compare their stories and observations, we will also consider how the act of writing provides each author with a space to form and perform new cultural identities and personal idioms.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will practice reading and writing critically as they explore dynamics of culture, language, and identity in modern Japanese literature.

【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 be given to assess comprehension of weekly readings. Students will submit midterm and final papers. 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 faceTransnational Literature Concepts of transnational literature
3 対面/face to faceCreating the Modern Japanese Canon Mack, Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature
4 対面/face to faceCulture Shock and Interpretation Tawada, Where Europe Begins
5 対面/face to faceExophony and Border Crossing Tawada, Where Europe Begins
6 対面/face to faceLanguage, Literature, and Imagined Communities Mizumura, A True Novel
7 対面/face to faceLanguage and the Construction of Identity Mizumura, The Fall of Language in the Age of English
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 faceLanguage and Belonging Levy, A Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner Cannot Be Heard
10 対面/face to faceIdentity as Costume Levy, A Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner Cannot Be Heard
11 対面/face to faceThe Right to Language Levy, A Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner Cannot Be Heard
12 対面/face to faceTransnationalism and Borrowed Ideology Zoppetti, Ichigensan
13 対面/face to faceWriting Within the Canon Zoppetti, Ichigensan
14 対面/face to faceFinal Synthesis Review major themes of the course and discuss new frontiers in transnational Japanese literature

【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】
Levy, Ian Hideo. A Room Where The Star-Spangled Banner Cannot Be Heard: A Novel in Three Parts. Columbia University Press, 2011.
Additional readings will be distributed through the H'etudes system.

【参考書 / References】
Mack, Edward. Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value. Duke University Press, 2010.
Mizumura, Minae. A True Novel. Other Press, 2014.
Mizumura, Minae. The Fall of Language in the Age of English. Columbia University Press, 2015.
Tawada, Yoko. Where Europe Begins. New Directions, 2007.
Zoppetti, David. Ichigensan: The Newcomer. Ozaru Books, 2011.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Class contribution (30%), 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】