Justin C. Jesty
Close examination of selected periods, writers, or genres, including problems of literary criticism in Japanese literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Art and Politics in Modern Japan / No Japanese required - all readings in English
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General method of instruction
This seminar is designed for students wanting familiarity with the field of modern art in Japan for the purpose of future research or teaching. It provides an introduction to modern artís history as an institution and social practice through readings of the most recent scholarship in English. The content should appeal to students of Japanese history and culture, as well as those interested in non-Western modernisms and the question of the relationship of modernism and the avant-garde to social change. Topics will include the role of art in nation building, transnational modernisms, art at war, 1960s art and subculture, and the geopolitics of anime and superflat. No Japanese required.
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