【永久保存版】2020年度米文学演習「アメリカン・ルネッサンス」 必読書リスト

100 Must Read Books for Students of Early American Literature 
An A to Z Book Guide 2020 

2020年度版 米文学演習「アメリカン・ルネッサンス」 必読書リスト100 

巽 孝之・選 

   私が長く担当してきた米文学演習は一貫して 19世紀中葉におけるアメリカ史上初の黄金時代、 F・ O・マシーセン呼ぶところの「アメリカン・ルネッサンス」を扱ってきた。その総体を解釈するには、この時代が突如として開花したわけではなく、 17世紀ピューリタン植民地時代から 18世紀アメリカ建国時代を経た文学思想史によってあらかじめ耕されてきた土壌をまずは踏まえねばならないという前提が必要だ。 17世紀神権制は至極単純に 18世紀民主制へとパラダイム・シフトを遂げたわけではない。熱病に近い情熱に突き動かされて旧大陸から新大陸へ移民したピューリタンたちの「荒野への使命」(Errand into the Wilderness)は、やがてキリスト教信仰への懐疑心が蔓延する 19世紀中葉においても消滅することなく、領土拡張主義政策のスローガン「明白なる運命」(Manifest Destiny)に姿を変えて生き延び、帝国主義の温床を成すのだから。

   したがって、下記の必読書リストも一次文献については 17世紀、 18世紀、19世紀から成る三部構成。末尾には 基本図書から最新理論に及ぶ二次文献20冊を付した。一次文献の大半は米文学史でも教科書に定めている ノートン版アンソロジー第9版(The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 Shorter Ninth Edition {Norton,2017})から抽出している。それ以外の文献を掲げている場合は、すべて現在入手可能な書誌情報を付したので参考にされたい。

   なお、春学期のイントロダクションで熟読してもらうマシーセン、ファイデルソン、レナルズ、ギルモアのテクストについては、オンラインで用意し、これらのテクストをもとに期末レポート(4000字〜 6000字程度)を書いてもらう予定。ゆえに、これら四つのテクストは、ここには入れていない。以下の二次文献に入れたのは、アメリカン・ルネッサンスをさらに広く深く理解するのに不可欠な文献である、

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