科目名 英米文学特講Ⅰ
単位数 2.0
担当者 准教授 ゴーマン,マイケル
履修時期 前期
履修対象 3年
概要 This course is designed as a year-long class, in which we focus on "Coming of Age" literature. After learning about "coming of age" themes in literature, we will consider short stories, novels, and memoirs written by writers from the United States and the United Kingdom. Our two main texts will be Sherman Alexie's wonderful, easy-to-read novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and Nick Hornby's hit novel "About a Boy." We will read Alexie's novel in the first semester, and Hornby's novel in the second semester. During this course, we will learn about literary concepts and literary devices that govern how fiction and memoir are written, as well as examine how it is translated from books to film.
科目の到達目標 To gain a better understanding of the "coming of age" literary genre, and to improve familiarity with American English.
受講要件 Attendance and active participation are required.
事前・事後学修の内容 This course will be taught entirely in English, and students are expected to use English actively in class. The schedule is tentative. Materials are subject to change.
講義内容 1. Orientation – Introduction & Syllabus. What are "Coming of Age" stories?
2. What are "Coming of Age" stories?
3. Coming of Age in Memoir and Fiction and Poetry: Julia Alvarez, Anne Moody, Richard Rodriquez, Gary Soto, Tobias Wolff
4. First Americans and Coming of Age Stories: Zitkalasa/Gertrude Bonnin, Charles Eastman
5. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 1-31
6. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 32-66
7. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 67-98
8. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 99-129
9. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 130-158
10. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 159-196
11. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 197-218
12. Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" 219-230
13. FILM: Smoke Signals
14. FILM: Smoke Signals
15. Wrap Up - Final Project Due
評価方法 Attendance & participation (20%), weekly assignments, presentations (60%), final project (20%)
教科書等 Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. New York: Little Brown and Co., 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-0316013697
担当者プロフィール Mike Gorman earned his PhD in American literature and culture from the University of Tulsa and is especially interested in rural American culture, transnationalism, and the environment.
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