言語表現技術演習 a (Pragmatics in Verbal Expression a)

Subtitle: How to Analyze Literary Texts in English

(2015)


単位 (2 credits)
前期金曜5限(Fri, 5)
教室:文系総合館623(Classroom: Bunkei-sogo 623)
担当教員:長畑明利(Instructor: Akitoshi Nagahata)
研究室:文系総合館 706 (Office: Bunkei-sogo 706)
Tel/fax: 052-789-4702
email: e43479a@cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp

TA: Daichi Sugai


◆目的・ねらい(Aims):
 To acquire skills for reading and analyzing literary texts in English, and for presenting one’s own analysis of literary texts orally and in writing. To learn about American and otherwriters and poets.

◆履修条件(Prerequisites):
 Being able to read and discuss literary texts (novels, short stories, poetry, essays, etc.) in English.

◆授業内容(Course description):
 
In the first half of the semester, the participants in this class will learn how to analyze various types of literary text through the reading and critical discussion of articles in which some exemplary ways of interpretation of the texts are presented. In the second half of the semester, the participants will practice analyzing and interpreting literary texts themselves. They will read excerpts of novels, short stories, poems and essays written in English and present their analysis and/or interpretation of the texts, making use of the analytical and interpretative methods they have learned in the first half of the semester, or some other methods.
 Both in the first and the second halves of the semester, a reading of one short story or an essay, a few poems, or excerpts of a novel will be assigned every week. In addition, in the first half of the semester, an article that discusses the assigned text will be also assigned for reading. In the second half of the semester, the designated commentator for the week will select a page or a few paragraphs of the assigned text and present his/her own analysis and/or interpretation of it orally and in the form of a position paper, which will be posted to the class mailing list one day before the meeting of the class. The designated commentator will also introduce the author/poet.
 
The texts to be discussed will be announced in the first meeting of the class. They will be mainly those written by American writers and poets, but texts by other writers as well as translations will also be used.
 This class will be conducted in English. But if there is no G30 or NUPACE student in the participants, Japanese will be also used.

◆スケジュール (Tentative schedule):

date reading presenter 1 (on poem/short story/novel and author) presenter 2 (on criticism)
4/10 [Introduction]    
4/17 Brooks Daichi Kozue
4/24 Bloom Johanna Daichi
5/1 Miller Daichi Takeda
5/8 [class canceled]    
5/15 Jameson Kozue Daichi
5/22 Tompkins Neurina Kozue
5/29 Said Daichi Neurina
6/12 Lecture by Professor Paula Rabinowitz    
6/19 Shih   Daichi
6/26 Lowe   Kozue
7/3 Zhou   Neurina
7/10 [class canceled]    
7/17 Yamamoto   Daichi
7/24 Huang   Kozue
7/31 Cho   Nerina

1st paper due: July 14th, 2015
Final paper due: TBA
Final presentations: presentation 20 minutes, Q&A 10 minutes

◆ 成績評価の方法(Evalutation criteria):
 
Class participation (10%), oral presentations and position papers (30%), a mid-term paper (30%), and a final paper (30%).

Reading list (tentative)

  • Bloom, Harold. A Map of Misreading. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2003.
  • Brooks, Cleanth. “Wordsworth and the Paradox of the Imagination.” The Well Wrought Urn. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1947. 124-150.
  • Cho, Yu-Fang. Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference 1890-1910. Albany, NY: SUNY P, 2013.
  • Huang, Yunte. Transpacific Displacement: Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Centgury American Literature. Berkeley: U of California P, 2002.
  • Jameson, Fredric. The Modernist Papers. London: Verso, 2007.
  • Lowe, Lisa. Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics. Durham: Duke UP, 1996.
  • Miller, J. Hillis. The Linguistic Moment. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1985.
  • Said, Edward. “Two Visions of Heart of Darkness.”culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf, 1991. 19-31.
  • Shih, David. "The Seductino of Origins: Sui Sin Far and the Race for Tradition." Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature. Ed. Zhou Xialjing and Samina Najmi. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2005. 48-76.
  • Tompkins, Jane. “Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Politics of Literary History.” Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1780-1860. New York: Oxford UP, 1985. 122-146.
  • Yamamoto, Traise. Making Selves, Making Subjects: Japanese American Women, Identity, and the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1999.
  • Zhou Xialjing. “Writing Otherwise than as a ‘Native Informant: Ha Jin’s Poetry.’” Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits. Ed. Shirley Lim, et al. 274-294.

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