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Justin C. Jesty
JAPAN 590
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Japanese Literature

Close examination of selected periods, writers, or genres, including problems of literary criticism in Japanese literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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Seminar Japanese Film

Student learning goals

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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Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Justin C. Jesty
Date: 10/22/2013