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科目名
平成28年度以降入学者
英語圏文学特殊研究1
科目名
平成27年度以前入学者
英語圏文学特殊研究1
教員名 チルトン,マイルズ
単位数    2 課程 前期課程 開講区分 文理学部
科目群 英文学専攻
学期 前期 履修区分 選択必修
授業テーマ Knowledge, Power, and Humanity
授業のねらい・到達目標 To introduce the myth of Prometheus, ideas of modernity, science fiction, and romanticism; improving abilities in reading and interpreting complex texts in English, participating in discussions, and in writing essays.
授業の方法 In this seminar, we will explore human limits and potentials in relation to knowledge, and the power gained from knowledge. First, we will be read the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, a story of a god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans, along with other knowledge and technology. For this, he was punished. Second, we will read a version of the Prometheus myth, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. It tells the story of Doctor Victor Frankenstein, who creates a living being, a ‘monster’ of horrific strength and ugliness. Disgusted at his actions, Frankenstein flees, and the monster is left to roam Europe in search of both his creator and redemption. The novel blends the Promethean themes of the dangers of knowledge, the power of nature, and what it means to be human. It is also considered the first science fiction novel, and in its investigations of the limits of human knowledge, introduces many of the problems that shaped a rapidly modernizing Europe in the early nineteenth century.
事前学修・事後学修,授業計画コメント Students are required to do the readings and complete the homework assignments in order to prepare for class.
授業計画
1Introduction; Prometheus, the Promethean myth
2Prometheus
3Frankenstein 15-32
4Frankenstein 33-50
5Frankenstein 51-72
6Frankenstein 73-90
7Frankenstein 93-112
8Frankenstein 113-137
9Frankenstein 138-151
10Frankenstein 155-178
11Frankenstein 179-197
12Frankenstein 198-225
13Presentations
14no class
15Review, final essays due
その他
教科書 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Penguin Classics, ISBN-13: 978-0141439471
Other materials will be supplied by the instructor.
成績評価の方法及び基準 レポート(30%)、participation in class discussions(40%)、presentations(30%)
オフィスアワー Monday 16:30-18:00, or by appointment.

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