JK24002Research 1~3-Seminar (KBR/VMC)(Colloquim)

科目ナンバリング G-LET36 7JK24 SE36 開講年度・開講期 2021 ・ 後期
単位数 2 単位 授業形態 演習
配当学年 対象学生
使用言語 英語 曜時限 水5
教員 早瀬 篤 (文学研究科 准教授)
授業の概要・目的 *************
IMPORTANT: At least during October, this class will be offered in an online or hybrid format. Please check “Class support” or PandA for detailed information.

This Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English. In this academic term participants will discuss Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725)'s two /sewamono/ ("the lives of ordinary people") plays written in his late years: /Shinju Ten no Amijima/(/The Love Suicides at Amijima/, 1721) and /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (/Love Suicides on the Eve of the Koshin Festival/, 1722). Chikamatsu is arguably the most celebrated dramatist in Japan, who wrote many memorable and higly artistic plays for Ningyo-Joruri, or puppet drama, and Kabuki, or dance-drama, performance. Specifically, he is supposed to be the first dramatist in the world who staged common people as the protagonists of tragedies. As is often the case with his /sewamono/ plays, both /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ and /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ are based on the real incidents that happened in Chikamatsu's lifetime.

The main purpose of this course is to provide occasions for communication between Japanese and international students, in a friendly atmosphere. By actively participating in discussions Japanese students will improve their English communication skills, and international students will deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.
到達目標 By the end of the term students should gain some basic understanding of Ningyo-Joruri and Kabuki, and become confident in talking about Japanese culture in English.
授業計画と内容 The plan of the course is as follows:
1. Introduction
2. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (1) Act 1
3. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (2) Act 1
4. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (3) Act 2
5. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (4) Act 2-3
6. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (4) Act 3
7. Reading /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ (5) Review
8. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (1) Act 1
9. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (2) Act 1-2
10. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (3) Act 2
11. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (4) Act 3
12. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (5) Act 3
13. Reading /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (6) Review
14. General discussion on Chikamatsu's works
15. Feedback
Our discussion in each session will concentrate on a particular section indicated above.
成績評価の方法・観点 At the end of the term students will be asked to write an essay about /Shinju Ten no Amijima/ and /Shinju Yoi Goshin/ (3,000-5,000 words). Students' grades will be weighed according to the following scheme:
Active participation in discussion 50%
Course Essay 50%
To JDTS/MATS students: This is course can be taken as full seminar (8 ECTS) only.
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Students will be asked carefully to read the materials for the class in advance and come prepared to discuss them. Every student is expected to raise at least one point that is worth discussing in the class.
教科書 Copies of the reading materials will be provided at the introductory session.
参考書等 /Major Plays of Chikamatsu/., Keene, Donald (tr.), (New York, Columbia University Press, 1990)
/Chikamatsu: 5 Late Plays/. , Gerstle, Andrew (tr.), (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.)
/Chikamatsu Zenshu/ 17 vols. , , (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1985-1994.)
/Joruri Shu/ (Shincho Nihon Koten Shusei)., Tsuchida, Mamoru (ed.) , (Tokyo: Shincho Sha, 1985.)
/Chikamatsu Joruri Shu/ (Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei)., Hitoshi, Matsuzaki et al. (ed.) , (Tokyo : Iwanami Shoten, 1995.)