時間割番号: 000906 科目番号: 00010070
グローバル教養科目・Monsters in Japanese Popular Culture
Monsters in Japanese Popular Culture
 
担当教員
CARLSON REBECCA LYNN[CARLSON REBECCA LYNN]
開講時期 後期 対象年次 1 単位数 2
試験の受験資格  
There is no official final examination for this course.
Attendance to two-thirds of the course is required to receive credit.
授業の目的、概要等  
From oral traditions and folklore to modern mass-market media, monsters are as much about how we define
ourselves as they are about how we circumscribe and contain the other. They can take many forms: horrific or
beautiful, tangible or immaterial, gentle or violent. They can represent our fantasies and desires as much as our
fears and anxieties.
In this course we will study a range of examples from anime and manga, movies and literature, even popular music
and fashion. Students will analyze monsters in Japanese popular culture with a focus on the sociocultural and
historic contexts that have given rise and popularity to specific forms and functions.
授業の到達目標  
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Think critically about the representations of monsters in mass media and their connection to sociocultural and
historical contexts
2. Apply concepts learned in the course to new topics independently
3. Improve oral communication in English through discussions and refine presentation skills
授業方法  
Group and class-wide discussion
Reading comprehension and research
Presentations
Other in class activities
授業内容  
Week 1 / September 30: Greeting and Introduction: What are Monsters?
Week 2 / October 7: Historic Precedents: Yōkai in Folklore, Yōkai Today
Week 3 / October 21: Post-war and the West
Week 4 / October 28: Themes of Transformation
Week 5 / November 11: Themes of Hybridity
Week 6 / November 18: Themes of Perversion
Week 7 / November 25: Student Reviews
Week 8 / December 2: Monsters of disease
Week 9 / December 9: Monsters of the Atomic Age
Week 10 / December 16: Global Kaiju
Week 11 / December 23: Monster Cute
Week 12 / January 6: Monsters of the Information Age
Week 13 / January 20: Cyborgs, Machines and the Post-human
Week 14 / January 27: Looking forward: Monsters of Tomorrow?
Week 15 / February 3: Final Presentations
成績評価の方法  
Attendance and in class participation: 40%
Homework, Student Reviews and other assignments: 20%
Critical Essay: 20%
Final Presentation: 20%
準備学習等についての具体的な指示  
Attendance and participation with in class discussions is essential.
If students are absent, they will receive a zero for that session's participation and attendance score.
If students fail to turn in homework assignments on time, they will be accepted for half-credit only when submitted
in person at the beginning of the following week's session. HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL.
Homework assignments more than one week late, or not turned in as hardcopy, will not be accepted and will receive a zero.
教科書  
Assigned readings will be given in class or distributed via email.
履修上の注意事項  
All lecture, readings materials and discussion topics for this course are in English.
オフィスアワー  
CARLSON REBECCA LYNN:By appointment
連絡先(メールアドレス)  
CARLSON REBECCA LYNN:carlson.isc@tmd.ac.jp