Fall 2009 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
EAST 207, FGSS 208|
This course will introduce students to some of the seminal works and key figures of Japanese women authors in the modern and contemporary eras. We will explore the big question often posed in feminism--Do women write differently?--by conducting close readings of the language and narrative device in the texts.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will learn about major works by Japanese women writers in the last century. They will be asked to think critically about gender in this context.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)(FGSS)
Higuchi Ichiyo, "The Thirteenth Night"
Uno Chiyo, "Ohan"
Enchi Fumiko, THE WAITING YEARS
Ariyoshi Sawako, THE RIVER KI
Kanehara Hitomi, SNAKES AND EARRINGS
Hagio Moto, A A'
Yoshimoto Banana, KITCHEN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two analytical papers (5 pp. and 10 pp.), weekly responses, in-class presentations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be some additional film screenings TBA. This course may be repeated for credit up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.