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Edward T Mack
JAPAN 532
Seattle Campus

Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

Rapid reading of modern literary and critical texts. Prerequisite:permission of instructor.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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%).


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.
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Last Update by Leah A Mayo
Date: 11/04/2002