The aim of this course is to appreciate film and prose in depth. We will discuss topics such as the mother-daughter relationship and the cultural differences (Asia and America).
This course is an introduction to prose and film. Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club (1989), depicts the lives of four Chinese mothers and American-born daughters who encounter and overcome various difficulties. The work is closely related to Tan's own background. We will watch the film, enjoy the novel, and discuss how the author's experience is reflected in the novel and the film.
The Joy Luck Club (a Wayne Wang film) 1993. （映画『ジョイ・ラック・クラブ』） Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club (1989) Other readings to be supplied as handouts.
Reference books will be introduced in class.
Active participation in class.
Class attendance / presentations / quiz / assignments
１．A Wayne Wang film, The Joy Luck Club (1993) ２．Screenplay by Amy Tan and Ronald Bass ３．Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club (1989) ４．16 interrelated stories of four pairs of mothers and daughters ５．Suyuan and Jing-mei (June) ６．Mother's memories of China and daughter's American values ７．Cultural symbols: mah jong and the swan feather ８．Reading some chapters from the novel ９．Mother and daughter: coming to America and growing up in America 10．Amy Tan's life and works 11．Amy Tan's essay, "Mother Tongue" 12．What is "mother tongue"? 13．Your mother's voice and your own voice 14．Writing about film and literature 15．Sharing your favorite stories and film
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