The New Dolphin Hotel


Earl
Jackson, Jr.


LTMO 152c

Winter 1998

The Modern Japanese Novel


The Modern Japanese Novel


Think
of the first three weeks of
class


as
the Old Dolphin Hot
el

Welcome
to the New Dolphin Hotel
l



Readings


Week One
Sei Shonagon The Pillow Book



Week Two

Murakami Haruki Dance, Dance, Dance


Week Three

John Philip Long, Madame Butterfly

David Henry Hwang M. Butterfly


Week Four

Higuchi Ichiyo „Flowers at Dusk“ [R]

Ihara Saikaku [Selected Gesaku] [R]


Week Five

Natsume Soseki Pillow of Grass [R]


Week Six

Uno Chiyo Confession of Love


Week Seven

Akutagawa Ryunosuke „Hell Screen“ [R]

Tanizaki Jin’ichiro „A Portrait of Shunkin“ [R]


Week Eight

Mishima Yukio „The Boy who Wrote Poetry“ [R]

Mishima Yukio The Temple of the Golden Pavilion


Week Nine

Oe Kenzaburo „Seventeen“ [R]

Oe Kenzaburo The Silent Cry


Week Ten

Tanizaki Jin’ichiro The Key



Texts

Texts, unless otherwise indicated, are available
at the Bay Tree Bookstore. In the above list, titles followed by [R]
are in the reader, available at the Copy Center in the Communications
Building on Campus. Click here
for a full table of contents for the reader. Long’s Madame
Butterfly
is online http:wwwcatsic.ucsc.edu/~ltmo152c/longmad.html.


Course Requirements
Regular attendance at lecture; weekly responses
to the class reading (one-two pages) to be submitted electronically to
the special class email address [see below] by 17.00 every Friday; one
take-home midquarter which will consist of one 5-7 page essay, double-spaced,
properly annotated and including a bibliography in accordance with the
MLA Style Sheet; one take-home final examination, same format. Every student
is required to have an active email account. Students will be expected
to confer with each other regularly in open and semi-open fora on email
and to keep logs of such interchanges, some of which are to be printed
and disseminated the class Web Site.


Class E-mail Address

To avoid getting lost in the cybershuffle as
well as other confusions and discombobulations, I have created a special
email address to be used only by the members of this class for anything
relating to this class, for the duration of this class (or no longer than
two weeks after the end of this class.) The email address is: yumiyuki@aol.com

Please use this one from now on.
NEW!! The class list with names and email addresses is online. Click Here


On-Line
Resources



Japanese Literature Resources

Japanese Literary History Overview

Context Reading One

Classical Japanese Resources

An Essay on the Kokin Waka Shu
by Professor Lewis Cook

Fantasy
Campus


http://wwwcatsic.ucsc.edu/~ltmo115/fcampus.htm

The meta-menu of other course-integrated websites.

Alien/ations:
PostModern Japan and EuroAmerica


http://wwwcatsic.ucsc.edu/~ltmo128/

Lets Deviant!

http://www.letsdeviant.com

Not a Web site, but a Web Domain

Unstill
Life


http://www.letsdeviant.com/onsite.htm

Online Cultural Studies Magazine-Event

The Voice of the Shuttle

http://humanitas.ucsb.edu

Professor Alan Liu’s gift that keeps on giving. Go there
often.

Japanese Literature Resources

http://wwwcatsic.ucsc.edu/~ltmo152c/jwriter.html

This will continue to grow throughout the quarter. Check
for updates.

Student Responses

http://wwwcatsic.ucsc.edu/~ltmo152c/respns1.html

This will also grow and transmutate. Check often for
updates.

Context Reading One

Essay on The Kokin Waka Shu by Professor
Lewis Cook