IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
専攻必修科目
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Topics in Japanese Literature I
Topics in Japanese Literature I
Sub Title  Japan: A Literary History
Assistant Professor Ashton LAZARUS
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2018 FallTerm
weekly Mon2
Ito B-104 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course surveys the history of Japanese literature, from ancient times through the medieval period. Students will read texts from a variety of genres: narrative tales, poetry and songs, diaries, travel accounts, miscellanies, and plays. Topics of focus include the influence of the classical Chinese canon; the shifting balance between innovation and traditionalism in literary expression; the material and performative aspects of literary practice; and literature’s relationship to broader social, political, and religious currents.
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Course Plan Textbooks : No textbook is used. Readings will be distributed by the instructor.
Reference Books : Reference books related to literature and literary history are available in the IMAP Seminar Room.
Course Handouts : Handouts and supplementary materials will be uploaded to the course Dropbox.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction, Man'yōshū
2 Kokin wakashū
3 Uta monogatari
4 Makura no sōshi, Honchō monzui
5 Genji monogatari I
6 Genji monogatari II
7 Ryōjin hishō, Shin kokin wakashū
8 Konjaku monogatarishū
9 Uji shūi monogatari, Shasekishū
10 Hōjōki, Tsurezuregusa
11 Izayoi nikki
12 Heike monogatari
13 Noh theater
14 Noh theory and dramaturgy
15 Otogi-zōshi

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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]
Through reading and discussing secondary scholarship, students will learn about the field of literary studies and gain insight into how to establish and conduct academic work in the humanities.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
MP_A-b [芸術作品の理解]
Special attention will be given to understanding how literary texts work as aesthetic objects. Students will come away from this course with solid foundation in formal analysis.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
MP_B1-a [一次資料の読解]
Because the majority of readings will consist of primary texts in translation, students will have an opportunity to become familiar with the different genres and styles of premodern Japanese literature.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
MP_B1-b [書誌の作成]
Students will plan, develop, and complete a research paper that makes use of both primary and secondary sources.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
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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_B1-a
[一次資料の読解]
MP_B1-b
[書誌の作成]
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: 2018/9/26 (19:03)