|開講時間割１||３限 13:30 ～ 15:00|
Japanese American Writers: Toshio Mori's "Yokohama, California"
This course will combine lecture and student-teacher discussion.
The course will begin with an overview of the history of Japanese immigration to the United States and particularly to Japanese settlement in California. We will then examine the development of the Nikkei communities in California and life in these communities. We will then read Toshio Mori's "Yokohama, California," concentrating on what these stories reveal about life in these communities and how these Nikei Americans saw themselves.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the writing of Toshio Mori, an American fiction writer of Japanese descent. By reading Mori's stories we will gain insights into life in the the Japanese American communities of central California in the pre-war years of the 1930s. Hopefully we will gains insights into how these people understood themselves and what it meant to them to be Americans.
1. Introduction and course explanation
2. Background: Japanese American History
3. Introduction to Toshio Mori
4. "Tomorrow is Coming, Children" and "The Woman who Makes Swell Doughnuts"
5. "The Seventh Street Philosopher" and "My Mother Stands on her Head"
6. "Toshio Mori" and "The End of the Line"
7. "Say it with Flowers" and "Akira Yano"
8. "Lil' Yokohama" and "The Finance over at Doi's"
9. "Three Japanese Mothers" and ""The All-American Girl"
10. "The Chessmen" and "Nodas in America"
11. "The Eggs of the World" and "He Who has the Laughing Face"
12. "Slant-eyed Americans" and "The Trees"
13. "The Six Rows of Pompons" and "Business at Eleven"
14. "The Brothers" and "Tomorrow and Today"
Students are expected to read the stories before each class. Each week's reading assignment is about 12 to 14 pages.
|テキスト･参考文献||Toshio Mori, "Yokohama, California." Seattle: U of Washington Press|
|試験・評価方法||Grades will be determined by class participation (50%), submission of weekly assignments (30%), and a final on-line test (20%). Note: all assignments AND the final on-line test MUST be submitted to receive credit. Failure to hand in an assignment and/or failure to do the on-line test will result in a failing grade.
Attendance : Students will be expected to attend every class.
|その他特記事項||This is offered as an ICC (International Course Category) course.|
|科目名（英語）||Authors and Their Works: American Literature (A)|