American fiction in the nineteenth century became more and more complex in narrative methods. We will read Hawthorne, Poe and James to follow the growth of the American imagination reflected in the narratology of their fiction.
Lectures will be given to analyze closely each text. Class discussions will follow. A reading test will be given at the start of studying each work to check on how well you have read it. The final exam will be an essay exam on one question.
Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne （南雲堂） The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Modern Library Classics) The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (A Norton Critical Edition)
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Read the English text carefully. Take good lecture notes. Participate actively in the discussions. The lectures will be in English.
Evaluation will be based on the essay exam, participation in the discussions and reading tests.
１．Introduction: Narrative Analysis and the Mystery as a Genre ２．Lecture on Hawthorne ３．Lecture on "Rappaccini's Daughter" ４．Lecture on "Rappaccini's Daughter" ５．Lecture on Edgar Allan Poe ６．Lecture on "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" ７．Lecture on "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" ８．Lecture on "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" ９．Lecture on Henry James 10．Lecture on The Turn of the Screw 11．Lecture on The Turn of the Screw 12．Lecture on The Turn of the Screw 13．Lecture on The Turn of the Screw 14．Summary Lecture 15．Final Exam
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