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Year 2018  School Center for International Education
Course Title
Summer Session (Literature and Art I) 01

Instructor ZWICKER, Jonathan Elias
Term/Day/Period summer quarter  othersothers
Category Global Studies Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom 実施場所未定 Campus waseda
Course Key 9800005019 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code CMFE152L
First Academic disciplines Composite Fields Studies
Second Academic disciplines Expression
Third Academic disciplines Literature
Level Beginner, initial or introductory Types of lesson Lecture
  Open Courses

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2018/01/23 10:15:17

Subtitle Tokyo on Page and Screen
Course Outline

Course Expectations: students are expected to read one novel  and watch one film each week.  In addition to attendance and participation each meeting students will be given a final paper in which you are asked to synthesize the ideas of the course in relation to two of thw novels or films.

# Students are required to obtain the textbooks for this course. Please refer textbook section.

Objectives This course will explore depictions of Tokyo in major literary and cinematic works from twentieth-century Japan. We will examine films by directors including Mizoguchi Kenji, Ozu Yasujirō, and Kurosawa Akira, and fiction by writers including Higuchi Ichiyō, Natsume Sōseki, and Dazai Osamu. Themes will include the changing nature of the city, how the experience of urban space shaped narrative techniques in fiction and film across the twentieth century, and how the experience of the city changes our own reading and viewing of the works.
Course Schedule
6/25: Higuchi Ichiyō "Growing Up" (1895) and  "Troubled Waters" (1895); Nagai Kafū "River Sumida" (1909)
6/27: Yamanaka Sadao Ninjō kami fūsen (1937)
7/2: Natsume Sōseki Kokoro (1914)
7/4: Ozu Yasujirō Tokyo Story (1953)
7/9: Dazai Osamu Setting Sun (1947); Hayashi Fumiko "Tokyo" (1948)
7/11: Kurosawa Akira Ikiru (1952)
7/16: Ōe Kenzaburō A Personal Matter (1964)
7:18: Suzuki Seijun Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Textbooks Natsume Sōseki Kokoro; Dazai Osamu The Setting Sun; Ōe Kenzaburō A Personal Matter
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Papers: 60% Attention to analytical and argumentative detail; quality of writing
Class Participation: 40% Attendance to all meetings and regular participation in class discussions
Note / URL Main Language: English

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