TAKEUCHI Shuichi

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TAKEUCHI Shuichi Professor
Research Subject

Research on Albert Camus, secularization (laicization) and literature.

Research Fields
French literature
Faculty - Division / Research Group / Laboratory
Division of Humanities / Research Group of Cultural Representations / Laboratory of European and American Literature
Graduate School - Division / Department / Laboratory
Division of Humanities / Department of Cultural Representations / Laboratory of European and American Literature
School - Course / Laboratory
Division of Humanities and Human Sciences / Course of Linguistics and Literature / Laboratory of European and American Literature
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Laboratory of European and American LiteratureTAKEUCHI Shuichi Professor

Camus’ The Rebel (French: L’Homme révolté) on the subject of homicide in an age without gods

The Rebel, an essay that Camus – known for The Stranger – described as his “most important book” has rarely been reviewed in the realm of research on French literature. My own response to that essay, an essay with which I’ve long been involved and which focuses on the theme of homicide in an age without gods, is summarized in The History of Condemned Convicts: Regarding The Rebel by Albert Camus (published by Kazama Shobo). These days, I’m also interested in the relationship between historical monuments and literary figures that both play a role in coalescing people’s memories in societies less affected by religions. In the Dictionary of French Culture published by Maruzen, I was in charge of compiling items regarding the Pantheon, a mausoleum for mundane “great men” but not for “saints,” as well as the Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph), under which an unknown soldier is enshrined.

The Pantheon (meaning all gods), on the Hill of Sainte-Geneviève de Paris: The inscription above the entrance reads AUX GRANDS HOMMES LA PATRIE RECONNAISSANTE ("To great men, the grateful homeland").
The History of Condemned Convicts: Regarding The Rebel by Albert Camus (published by Kazama Shobo)

Fostering writing skills based on the format of the thesis

High school students in France learn philosophy and practice writing long passages that are comparable to essays, whereas those in Japan don’t start practicing writing in earnest until university and after. I’d like you to cultivate writing skills that enable you to present your own views, based on the format of the thesis.

Hokkaido University provides students with opportunities to study overseas. Some graduate students from Hokkaido University also play active roles as researchers in the realm of French literature. I’m cordially looking forward to welcoming students who are motivated to carry out research on profound French literature.