IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
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Intended School: 専修学生に限る
Upper-level Graduate Seminar: Buddhist Studies or Japanese Religions I
Upper-level Graduate Seminar: Buddhist Studies or Japanese Religions I
Sub Title  FOLKLORE AND FESTIVAL IN JAPAN
Assistant Professor Caleb CARTER
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2018 FallTerm
weekly Fri3
Ito Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course examines popular narratives and festivals from historical through contemporary Japan. Rather than using traditional sources (canonical works, philosophical doctrines, etc.), it focuses on non-elite modes of expression: oral histories, epic tales, local legends, stories of the supernatural, music, religious festivals, manga, anime, and film. Through analyses of these mediums, we will explore the underlying belief structures that have shaped ideas concerning death and the afterlife, ethics, otherness, and the spiritual realm in Japan. The course also interrogates the intellectual construct of the ‘folk’ and folk religion. Who are the folk? How does this concept relate to regional versus national identity, civilized versus so-called primitive populations, premodern versus modern categories? We will engage these questions in a seminar-style format, emphasizing active discussion and critical analysis of sources.
Keywords : folk, folklore, japanese religions
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Course Plan Textbooks : Foster, Michael Dylan. 2015. The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore. UC Press.
Tyler, Royall. 1987. Japanese Tales. New York: Pantheon Books.
Yanagita Kunio and Ronald A. Morse. 2008. The Legends of Tono. Lanham: Lexington Books.
Reference Books : Not applicable
Course Handouts : Not applicable

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
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Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Consult instructor
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
MP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
哲学を対象とする領域では、古典的な文献著作を厳密に読解するとともに、重要な先行研究に基づいてその内容を批判的に検討し考察できる。
MP_A-b [芸術作品の理解]
MP_A-c [研究史と方法論の説明]
MP_B1-a [一次資料の読解]
MP_B1-b [書誌の作成]
MP_B2-a [総合把握力]
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
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MP_A-a
[先行研究の理解]
MP_A-b
[芸術作品の理解]
MP_A-c
[研究史と方法論の説明]
MP_B1-a
[一次資料の読解]
MP_B1-b
[書誌の作成]
MP_B2-a
[総合把握力]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.

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: 2018/10/28 (21:34)