- 共立国際研究 : 共立女子大学国際学部紀要 = The Kyoritsu journal of international studies
- vol.30, pp.125-144, 2013-03
Sanshiro, the eponymous main character of Soseki Natsume's novel MSanshiro" was a freshman in the Department of English at Tokyo Imperial University. This paper explores whether, if he had actually carried out his lifelong aim of learning, especially English literature, what kind of Anglicist he would have been.In Chapter 1: MThe future to be a famous scholar". I consider Sanshiro's ideal scholar.In Chapter 2: M Department of English in the Faculty of Literature in 1907", I consider the situation in the Department of English of Tokyo Imperial University in September 1907. At that time. Soseki and Bin Ueda resigned as lecturers and John Laurence (1850-1916) became the head of the Department of English. I discuss these circumstances with a focus on Soseki. who was treated coldly, and the situation of students in the Department of English.In Chapter 3: MThe Time of fohn Laurence", I present Laurence's career as the head of Department of English and his contribution to Tokyo University, and make referral to the work that which illustrate his figure and character his lectures. His biggest accomplishment was to cultivate followers of his learning. I focus on one of them, and consider the competition between Sanki Ichikawa and Takeshi Saito for professorship in Chapter 4: M Tsutomu Chiba and the Department of English after Laurence's death". In this chapter, Yaeko Nogami's novel M Assistant Professor B." the main character which was modeled on Chiba, is also considered.In Chapter 5: M What kind an Anglicist would Sanshiro be?", I sum up the whole paper.