The twentieth-century American literature opens with modernist attempts to revitalize expression. We will read works by modernist writers in the first half of the twentieth century and seek how they express a new kind of imagination.
Lectures will be in English. A short test will be given on each reading assignment. Participation in discussions in class will be a part of the evaluation. The final exam will consist of one essay question to be written in paragraph writing form in English.
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby （Eichosha-Penguin Books 『偉大なギャツビー』原書＋注釈書 刈田元司解説注釈）ISBN-0: 1400.0746-6 2. Katherine Anne Porter, "Rope" (プリント配布） 3. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (Scribner's) ISBN-10: 0743297334, ISBN-13: 978-0743297332
Take good lecture notes. Read the assignment in time for the lectures. Attendance will be taken mainly by the short tests. You are encouraged to ask questions and give your views in class.
We will roughly follow the schedule below, spending 5-6 weeks for each novel.