|Lecturer||Miki WATANABE, Associate Professor|
|Department||Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, 2011 Spring|
|Recommended for:||The Graduate School of Languages and Cultures students (2・1.5 hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
Literary works are created in relation to literary traditions, and one of the classic subject matters of literature has been "food culture." This time, we will consider and compare various works with regard to the theme of "self-starvation."
After first considering the true nature of the illness known as anorexia, we will examine the issue in literary works, as detailed below. I plan to cover Anglo-American literature, but I will also prepare Japanese translations for students unable to read English.
The Hunger Strike: Oroonoku and Deirdre
Refusing Food for Religious Reasons: The Tale of Genji, Clarissa, Waga shikabane ha no ni suteyo
Refusing Food from a Broken Heart: Sense and Sensibility
Refusing Food as Rebellion against Patriarchal Authority: Jane Eyre and Shirley
Fasting for Reincarnation: Wuthering Heights and “Toan MacKarel”
Starving as a Rejection of the Food Chain: Yodaka no hoshi
Anorexia Due to Loss of Identity: The Edible Woman
Starving due to Allotriophagy (desire for unusual or abnormal foods): Dracula and the Corpse Demon
Reference books will be specified in the class.
Goblin Market : The prince's progress and other poems, Oxford U.V.P.
Wuthering Heights, Norton Critical Editions.
Sharon Smulders, Christina Rossetti Revisited, Twayne Publishers, 1996.
Eijun Senaha, Sex, Drugs, and Madness in Poetry from William Blake to Christina Rossetti: Woman's Pain, Woman Pleasure, Mellen University Press, 1996.
Katherine Frank, A Chainless Soul: A Life of Emily Bronte, Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Richard Gordon, Eating Disorder: Anatony of a Social Epidemic, Blackwell, 1990.
A mandatory task set for every lesson is intensive pre-reading of literary works and essays that will be analyzed in class. Among other things, students are expected to be able to explain the gist of each work from their pre-reading.
While considering first the true nature of the illness known as anorexia, we will then look through literary works such as those detailed beneath. I plan to cover Anglo-American literature, and so that people who can't read English can still understand I will also prepare Japanese translations.
When I last did an explanation of the class structure, the class also included foreign students who needed to study Japanese culture. I have reconsidered the literary works used in the course accordingly and have incorporated Japanese texts as much as possible.
|1||Introduction and how to write the Term Paper|
|2||The History of Anorexia and its Definition|
|5||Miyazawa Kenji Yodaka no Hoshi|
|6||The Tale of Genji, Ujijujo, Agemaki [chapter 47]|
|7||The Wife Who Wouldn't Eat|
|9||Tsurezure Gusa #40, Kobayashi Hideo A Thing called Uncertainty|
|10||Christina Rossetti Goblin Market|
|11||Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights|
|13||Nomura Mizuki Bungaku Shojo and the Ravenous Ghost|
Note: All files are in Japanese
Students are evaluated on Projects (20%) and a Term Paper (80%).
May 08, 2020