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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2
科目名
平成27年度以前入学者
英語圏文学特殊研究2
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 後期 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 utopia/dystopia; to enhance understanding of the limits of knowledge, how it can be used for good and ill; improving abilities in reading and interpreting complex texts in English, participating in discussions, and in writing essays.
授業の方法 Continuing our explorations of the relationship between knowledge, power, and humanity, this semester will look more closely at the impact of science and technology through the novel Brave New World and the film Dr. Strangelove. Published in 1931, Brave New World by English writer Aldous Huxley is one of modern English literature’s most famous examples of a dystopian novel. A dystopia, or “negative utopia,” is a vision of a world in which ideas and plans for a perfect society go terribly wrong. The novel tells the story of how a technologically advanced future society robs individuals of their humanity, and of how one character seeks to regain his. We will pay attention to what the novel says about modernity, and whether or not it makes relevant statements about our present time. Then we will screen Dr. Strangelove by director Stanley Kubrick. The film tells the story of how normal people, simply by rationally following instructions, carry out a nuclear attack.
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
2Brave New World chapters 1-2
3Brave New World chapter 3
4Brave New World chapters 4-5
5Brave New World chapters 6-7
6Brave New World chapters 8-9
7Brave New World chapters 10-11
8Brave New World chapters 12-13
9Brave New World chapters 14-15
10Brave New World chapters 16-17
11Brave New World chapter 18
12Dr. Strangelove interpretive questions
13Dr. Strangelove discussions
14no class
15Review; final essays due
その他
教科書 Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Harper Perennial, ISBN-13: 978-0060850524
Other materials will be supplied by the instructor.
成績評価の方法及び基準 Participation in class discussions(60%)、final essay(40%)
オフィスアワー Monday 16:30-18:00, or by appointment.

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