Graduate School of Humanities Department of Languages and Literature Western Literature Field
English Linguistics & Literature Speciality
(Credit 2)

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American Culture (Seminar I)
American Culture (Seminar I)
Sub Title@ Melville's Confidence Man
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2018 SpringTerm
weekly Fri2
Ito Classroom
EȖ (English, English)
Course Overview We will be reading Herman Melvillefs last novel, The Confidence Man: His Masquerade. Long ignored or considered unfinished, it began to find its audience in the 1950s and 60s. It has come to be regarded by some as Melvillefs greatest work. It is also one that has caused the greatest critical disagreement over how to interpret it. For instance, is there one confidence man or many? Also whether it is nihilistic or hopeful in its story. It can be seen as a satire on the US, has many references to Shakespeare, puns.
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