Transnational Literature (1) University of Tsukuba
“Transnational Literary Studies” does not only comprise literature (and other media) that is produced across borders and in various languages (including translation), it also analyzes the common multi-lingual and multi-cultural basis inherent in aesthetic productivity. The focus point of this course is on text, author, genre, period, aesthetics, media, methods or translation, depending on the needs and interests of its participants and the research focus of the instructor.
Elfriede Jelinek and the European Refugee Crisis Course Objectives: 1) Practice the interpretation of contemporary literature 2) Understand and practice rhetorical and linguistic tools for textual analysis 3) Recognize argumentative structures 4) Recognize literary themes and develop their analysis 5) Understand intertextuality (theory and practice) 6) Understand basic trends in contemporary literature 7) Learn about the European theatrical tradition 8) Become familiar with contemporary theater: post-dramatic/post-figural 9) Learn to critically review psychoanalysis 10) Practice critical thinking
Ability to use knowledge, Communication ability, International character, Research ability, Specialized knowledge, Thinking ability and Overall ability
Participants are expected to actively and lively participate in class discussions (60%). Depending on size of class and interest, participants are expected to give one presentation (this would be 20% of the above 60%). Participants are expected to prepare reading material and connect learning elements outside of class (10%). A Final Paper will be graded. (30%)
This class is an exercise in interpretation of contemporary literature. Participants are expected to read and prepare texts for discussions in class.
Online Course Requirement
Coronavirus management: Because of the pandemic this class may be held online. Please check manaba where shortly before classes begin I will post some reading material and inform you of how we may be able to conduct the class.
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