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Japanese Detective Fiction and Narrative Theory
ALIT 230
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 230

Detective fiction has been described as "exhausted" in terms of plot development and types of detectives. It provides an interesting window into how various forms of plot and narrative area developed, then cease to exist. This course will look at how literary theory was developed side by side with detective fiction in modern and contemporary Japan.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course will help students develop their critical thinking through theoretical readings on narrative theory and analysis.

They will be asked to compare the difference between Western and Japanese detective fiction and explore the dialogue by which Western narratives inform Japanese texts and vice versa.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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