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現在位置: ホーム ja シラバス(2020年度) 文学研究科 英語授業 JK05001Introduction-Introductory seminar (VMC)

JK05001Introduction-Introductory seminar (VMC)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET36 7JK05 SE36
開講年度・開講期 2020・前期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 演習
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 火3
教員
  • Bjorn-Ole Kamm(文学研究科 講師)
授業の概要・目的 Japanese popular media practices play not only in Japan a major role in the everyday lives of many people. The course investigates various elements of this popular and consumer culture, such as manga, anime, or games, from a transcultural perspective. The focus of this practice-oriented and interactive seminar lies on theoretical concepts and analytical techniques useful to engage transculturality in the cross-disciplinary research fields of visual, material and media culture.
The course revisits key readings for a transcultural approach dealing with visual practices, such as cosplay, and media content, for example, cultural representations of nationality or gender. A second point of departure is formed by questions of production, reception and appropriation by users in and outside Japan. The theoretical input forms the basis for practical exercises in applying these methodologies to concrete cases.
The course primarily addresses MATS students of the VMC focus in their first semester but welcomes also students in their second year that are about to define their MA thesis topic. The course requires students to actively participate, do regular written homework and occasionally work in teams. It does not include a written term paper, but several written short pieces and a project report instead.

Study Focus: Visual, Media and Material Culture.
Modules: Introduction to Transcultural Studies.
到達目標 The course seeks to establish an understanding not only of theories of transculturality, entertainment and user agency but of various angles of research methodology useful for the study of visual and media practices. Students will exercise to apply key methodologies to contemporary cases studies, such as cyber-ethnography of fans, qualitative visual and textual analysis of manga, or the analysis of discourses surrounding the physical embodiment of fictional characters. The aim of the course is to assist students in taking the leap to a position of knowledge-production and thus focuses on practical exercises and training in academic presentation skills.
授業計画と内容 A detailed plan for each class will be determined depending on the number of and the feedback from the participants, but will be guided by the following overall procedure:
(1) The students gain access to necessary tools via lectures and detailed discussions of methodological and theoretical examples taken from existing research [first five-week period].
(2) The class decides on a shared question for project investigations, a specific object and appropriate methods. As networks of humans and artifacts (media), popular culture often necessitates analyses of contents as well as "users." Accordingly, and if the number of participants permits, the class is divided into different project groups (e.g. text analysis, ethnography, cyber-ethnography), working on the same question from different angles (triangulation) [second five-week period].
(3) Employing an e-learning environment (forums, journals), the groups plan and execute the projects under the instructor’s supervision. Finally, the groups present results, discuss problems and achievements in accordance with the overall study question [last five-week period].
The lectures, individual preparations (homework/feedback) and group projects will figure 1/3 of the course each.
成績評価の方法・観点 All students: Homework (20%), project work, presentation and report (50%), feedback (10%), active participation (20%). For a full seminar (8 ECTS): A research paper (counting 30% of the overall grade).
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Participants need to prepare one reading before each in-class session and are asked to write short comprehension essays afterwards. During project phases, participants will conduct group work and submit meeting protocols afterwards. Preparation and review require at least one hour.
参考書等
  • The course materials as well as lecture slides will be made available via the course webpage. The course takes some guiding ideas from “Inside-out Japan? Popular culture and globalization in the context of Japan,”by Matthew Allen & Rumi Sakamoto. 2006. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan. London & New York: Routledge. pp.1-12. Reading their introduction/book is not mandatory but the chapter may be obtained prior to the course by contacting the instructor.
関連URL
  • https://www.cats.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/elearn/course/view.php?id=70