- メディア・コミュニケーション研究 (ISSN:18825303)
- vol.62, pp.51-58, 2012-05-25
To provide an insight into Japanese culture through Japanese modern novels, I give a class "Japanese modern literature" for international students. In this class, students read a variety of Japanese novels and then examine various aspects and styles of Japanese literature as presented in these novels. I give here the last version of this program, using novels based on the weekly themes listed below. Course Description. Week 1. General Introduction: Change of Style: Banana Yoshimoto, Ryu Murakami, Rieko Matsuura, Makoto Shiina, Yoshio Kataoka, Eto Mori. Week 2. Origin of New Style: Motoko Arai. Week 3. New Colloquial Expression 1: Saeko Himuro. Week 4. New Colloquial Expression 2 (Girl's monologue by a male author): Osamu Dazai, Haruka Takachiho, Osamu Hashimoto. Week 5. Light Novel, Historical Review: Ryo Mizuno (Record of Lodoss War), Hajime Kanzaka (Slayers), Nagaru Tanigawa (Haruhi Suzumiya), Kouhei Kadono (Boogiepop), Masaki Okayu (Dokuro-chan), Daisuke Goya (A-kun(17)). Week 6. Great Hit: Kyoichi Katayama, Yoshi (Deep Love). Week 7. From Light Novel 1: Kazuki Sakuraba. Week 8. From Light Novel 2: Hiro Arikawa. Week 9. From Light Novel 3: Honobu Yonezawa. Week 10. Character Novel: Yoshiki Tanaka, Sunako Kayata. Week 11. Fantasy: Fuyumi Ono (Twelve Kingdoms), Nahoko Uehashi. Week 12. Playing with Words: Ishin Nishio. Week 13. Girl's Monologue today: Eimi Yamada, Tetsuya Honda, Nobara Takemoto, Miho Toyoshima. Week 14. Otaku: Shion Miura. Week 15. Today's Best: Risa Wataya and Mieko Kawakami.