Edward T Mack
Rapid reading of modern literary and critical texts. Prerequisite:permission of instructor.
Literature and literary criticism in Japanese from the pre-war and war years, 1912-1945. Prerequisite: fourth-year Japanese or equivalent.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Readings in advanced texts in modern Japanese literature and literary criticism. The course will familiarize students with selected writers, works, and critical issues in modern Japanese literature.
Advanced Japanese language reading ability is essential.
Class assignments and grading
Reading of a short story, novel, or essay and a brief (one page) paper responding to each reading for each class; one or two longer papers. Students will also be expected to lead at least one discussion during the term.
Grades are based on participation in the seminar-format class (40%), discussion leading performance (20%), and papers (1x40% or 2x20%).