Focuses on literature from a limited time period or particular aspects of pre-modern or modern Japanese culture.
This course focuses on the theme of encountering the other through the following categories:femininity, masculinity, colonial imaginations and experiences, leftist movements, and atomic bombings. Students will read literary works by major Japanese writers, as well as by their former colonial subjects, in variety of historical and cultural contexts. The students will also explore the major writers who grew up in the colonies. The course aims to rethink and critically intervene into what we call and imagine “the Japanese literature and culture.”
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Class assignments and grading
Participation: 20% In-Class Presentation: 20% Writing Questions: 10% Pop Quizzes 15% Final Essay 35%