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Graduate School of Letters


Graduate Program in English and American Literature(Master's program)

Graduate Program in Graduate Program in English and American Literature
 
 (Until admission in 2024)
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Features of the Department of Graduate Program in English and American Literature

Since the Renaissance, British literature was the first in Western Europe to create a new form, the novel, and has been praised alongside German and Italian music and French art.English literature has a rich tradition, and today it is spreading regionally throughout the United States and around the world.Literature has become an important field of study for studying the breadth and depth of words.
This major is staffed by highly knowledgeable professors in the fields of English linguistics, British literature, and American literature, and each student can select subjects that suit their career path and goals, and will be able to help a wide range of international students, English teachers, and literary researchers. You can prepare for your future success as a professional.
We provide many opportunities for friendly competition, such as the publication of Evergreen, a bulletin that publishes research results, study groups, and peer review sessions for papers.
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Highly specialized research and guidance by excellent professors

We have a strong team of veteran professors with strong research records and a wealth of teaching experience, as well as mid-career professors with Ph.D.s, who provide attentive guidance to enthusiastic students.
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A wide range of lecture subjects covering British and American literature

We offer a wide variety of classes, including 21 lectures and seminars in the first semester of the doctoral program, covering not only British and American novels, but also the history of English and linguistics.
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Careful instruction that meets the needs of students through small group size

Due to the strictly small class size, you will be able to improve your English skills in a short period of time, become able to fully read original texts, and acquire strong thinking and essay writing skills.We also provide personalized private lessons that can meet the needs of each graduate student.
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We provide many opportunities for graduate students to cooperate and hone their skills.

We provide many opportunities for mutual improvement, such as publishing bulletins for graduate students, holding joint reviews, and presenting master's theses.
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Academic Advisors and Full-time Faculty Members

Professor Masaaki Ihara A philosophical study of words.
1. Covers a wide range of Western linguistic theories, not just linguistic philosophy and analytical philosophy.
2. History of linguistic thought.Targeting modern times.
3. Research on subjectivity in language, including research in cognitive linguistics.Targeting modern times.
Professor Yumi Kawahata Researching American novels and cultural theory from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.He primarily analyzes phenomena related to gender and race in the works of female writers, and is interested in elucidating the historical and cultural circumstances behind their works.
Professor Yayoi Kaneko Research on the works of 18th and 19th century British writers, especially women.This book examines how the characters interact with others in their daily lives, taking into account the different social backgrounds of each era, and considers the meaning of life.
Professor Takuzo Konishi We study the theory and history of argumentation studies, which has emerged as a cross-disciplinary field since the 1980s, and practice argumentation education. In our research, we rely on knowledge from informal logic, rhetoric studies, pragmatics, public philosophy, and media studies, and our research methods include interviews, textual studies, and other methods from the humanities and qualitative sociology. rely on
Professor Ikuko Yonetani 1. Research on early modern English literature, especially theatrical literature and culture including Shakespeare
2. Research on the history of the reception and adaptation of the above in later generations and the relationship between them and the media
3. Research on literary critical theory, especially queer criticism
*Names and research themes are subject to change.

Courses offered (2023)

Graduate Program in English and American Literature Special Seminar A Thesis guidance Graduate Program in English and American Literature Seminar A British Poetry Exercises
Special Seminar in British and American Literature B Thesis guidance Graduate Program in English and American Literature Seminar B 19th Century British Novel Exercises
Special Seminar in British and American Literature C Thesis guidance Graduate Program in English and American Literature Seminar C Modern British Literature Seminar
Special Seminar in British and American Literature D Thesis guidance Graduate Program in English and American Literature Seminar D Modern American Literature Seminar
English Language Special Seminar A Thesis guidance Graduate Program in English and American Literature Seminar E american novel exercises
English Language Special Seminar B Thesis guidance Special research in English B translation studies
English and American literature special research A Study of modern British novels Special research in English language C old english research
Special research on English and American literature B 18th and 19th century British novel research English language special research D Rhetoric theory and practice
English and American literature special research C Modern American Literature Studies English language seminar A middle english exercises
English and American literature special research D American novel research English language seminar D Cognitive linguistics exercise

master's thesis theme

  • The meaning of music in Kazuo Ishiguro's works
  • Iris Murdoch The imperfection of love in Jackson's Dilemma
  • New Women of the First Half of the 20th Century in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and The Night Is Tender
  • A comparative study of construals and fashions of speaking between English and Japanese
  • On the Otherworld in Medieval English Romance: Focusing on Breton Lay