Topics in Japanese Culture


Writers in Japan, as elsewhere, have fashioned accounts of childhood and youth- both fictive and autobiographical, in prose and verse- over the centuries. This course will explore the variety of such narratives, with a focus on Japanese literary works of the modern period. Following a survey of classical and pre-modern works, students will read selections by modern writers who reflected upon their origins, their upbringing, and their world in retrospect. Among them are the following: Natsume Sôseki, Tanizaki Jun'ichirô, Shimazaki Tôson, Kôda Aya, Mishima Yukio, Uno Chiyo, Yasuoka Shôtarô, and Kita Morio. Undergraduates enroll in the 400-level section; 500-level section is for graduate students only. Prerequisite: junior level or above or permission of instructor
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM

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Topics in Japanese Culture
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