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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 JK15002Research 1~3-Seminar (KBR)(Lecture)

JK15002Research 1~3-Seminar (KBR)(Lecture)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET36 6JK15 LE36
開講年度・開講期 2020・後期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 特殊講義
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 金4
教員
  • 川島 隆(文学研究科 准教授)
授業の概要・目的 The culture of East Asia enjoyed a great popularity in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Also the Prague author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who wrote "The Great Wall of China" (1917) and other stories set in China, loved Chinese poetry and identified himself with great poets like Li Po (Li Bai) and Thu Fu (Du Fu). Since Elias Canetti emphasized the affinity of his literature with Taoist thought, Kafka has even been regarded as a "Chinese" poet. But in my lecture, I will keep a distance from such an essentialist point of view and instead, will analyze Kafka's representation of China and Chinese as a form of Orientalism in the sense defined by Edward Said. At the same time, the historical context in which East Asian culture was received enthusiastically among European intellectuals will be explored.

Study Focus: Knowledge, Belief and Religion.
Modules: Mobility & Research 1; Mobility & Research 2; Research 3.
到達目標 Students will on the one hand gain basic knowledge about Kafka's reception of East Asian culture, and on the other hand understand the correlation between the representation of the Other and the formation of national (ethnic) self-identities.
授業計画と内容 (1) Introduction: Kafka as a "Chinese" poet?
(2) Characteristics of German colonialism
(3) Karl Kraus: Jewish self-hatred and discourses on the Yellow Peril
(4) Martin Buber: Taoism and Zionism
(5) Exkursus: Hermann Hesse and Eastern thought
(6) Kafka reads Chinese poetry: Hans Heilmann's "Chinese Lyrics"
(7) The Jewish crisis of masculinity in "Letters to Felice"
(8) East Asian elements in "Description of a Struggle"
(9) "The Great Wall of China" in the Zionist context
(10)-(14) Presentations by students
(15) Conclusion: Representing the Other and the Self
成績評価の方法・観点 Homework (30%), participation (30%), final report (40%).
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 The participants are expected to read texts uploaded in the CATS websites at home before they attend each class.
参考書等
  • Edward Said: Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. Ritchie Robertson: Kafka. Judaism, Politics, and Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987. Adrian Hsia (ed.): Kafka and China. Bern: Peter Lang, 1996. Rolf Goebel: Constructing China. Kafka’s Orientalist Discourse. New York: Camden House, 1997. Russell A. Berman: Enlightenment or Empire. Colonial Discourse in German Culture. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Scott Spector: Prague Territories. National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de SiÈcle. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Robert Lemon: Imperial Messages. Orientalism as Self-critique in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle. New York: Camden House, 2011.
関連URL
  • https://www.cats.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/