（Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature II）
America is a “salad bowl” of different cultures and races. American writers have tried to depict and solve the racial and cultural conflict in their works. We will first read how the white writers addressed the problem and then how the problem looked from the “other” side, among African Americans and other non-white races. The final objective is to revise our own perspective of American culture.
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.
１．（後期） Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man (Vintage International, 2nd edition, 1995) ２．（後期） Hisaye Yamamoto, Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (Rutgers University Press, revised edition, 2001)
To be announced as the content of the lectures requires.
Read the English text carefully. Take good lecture notes. Participate actively in the discussions. The lectures will be in English. Do not miss more than two-thirds of the reading tests. Do not miss more than 4 classes.
Evaluation will be based on the essay exam, participation in the discussions and reading tests.
１．Introduction: The Race Question for Ellison and Yamamoto; the Background of Japanese Immigration; and other Asian American Writers ２．Lecture on The Invisible Man ３．Lecture on The Invisible Man ４．Lecture on The Invisible Man ５．Lecture on The Invisible Man ６．Lecture on The Invisible Man ７．Lecture on The Invisible Man ８．Lecture on The Invisible Man ９．Lecture on Hisaye Yamamoto Lecture on Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories 10．Lecture on Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories 11．Lecture on Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories 12．Lecture on Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories 13．Lecture on Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories 14．Summary Lecture 15．Final Essay Exam
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