科目名 比較文化論VIII(Japanese CultureI) 
副題 Melodrama 
担当者 J.P.チャン 講師             
開講期間 春学期  単位 2 
曜日   時限 5 
配当年次 3〜  コース・ナンバー JPN-308-JE 

授業の到達目標
The goal of the course will be to try to define and understand melodrama. Students will be expected to understand what melodrama is and how it is expressed in movies and to write a paper in English on movies that discuss the themes and aesthetics of melodrama. Students will be expected to participate in discussions about these movies in English.  

授業の内容
This course will examine melodrama in world cinema. In watching and analyzing these movies, we will discuss movies that may be described as melodrama or melodramatic. Is it a genre? Is it a mode of expression? What is it, and why is it so popular and powerful? Melodrama is often associated with its devices and excess, and we will examine exactly what that means. What desires and values do contemporary melodramas express and shape?  

準備学習(予習・復習)の内容又はそれに必要な時間
Students will be expected to watch movies, complete readings, and write responses to both. Students will be expected to spend 2-4 hours per week to prepare for the course.  

成績評価の方法
Students will be evaluated on homework, a midterm quiz, and a term paper (750-1200 words).

オフィス・アワー/教員との連絡方法
I will be available to meet with students after class and by appointment. Email at jeong.chang.classes●gmail.com(change ● to @)

授業計画
第1週Course Introduction
Homework: Reading from THE MELODRAMATIC IMAGINATION by Peter Brooks
第2週In the Mood for Love [花様年華 (かようねんか)] (2000)
Homework: Short response paper on the movie.
第3週Discuss In the Mood for Love and the Brooks reading
Homework: Reading by Stephen Teo, "Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love"
第4週Mise-en-scne and slow-motion in In the Mood for Love
Homework: Short response paper on the movie and the readings
第5週Final discussion for In the Mood for Love. Review for midterm quiz.
第6週Midterm Quiz
第7週Journey to the Shore [岸辺の旅] (2016)
Homework: Reading on nostalgia and family
第8週Discuss Journey to the Shore
Homework: Short response paper on the movie and the reading
第9週Discuss Journey to the Shore, melodrama, and nostalgia
第10週Watch Pixar Short "La Luna" (2011) and discuss
第11週Writing the introduction and thesis
Homework: Write your introduction and thesis
第12週Peer review introduction
Topic sentences
Writing the body of the paper
Homework: Write the body of the paper
第13週Peer review the body of the paper
Writing the conclusion
Homework: Rewrite body and write the conclusion
第14週Reverse outlining and peer review the final paper
Homework: Final Rewrite of the Paper
第15週Turn in Final Paper