Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature: Pre-war to Early Post-war Periods

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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This course introduces students to Japanese literary texts from pre-war Japan through to the early post-war period. A selection of short stories and poetry is read and studied in the original Japanese. Students are introduced to the various major literary and other theoretical discourses and these are then applied to analyze the texts from both literary and sociological points of view. Training is also provided in the translation of Japanese literary texts.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.