Reexamining Japanese Modernity Through Literature: Edo to Meiji|
Japanese modernity has traditionally been described as "westernization," where everything changes dramatically from the early modern period of Edo due to influences from abroad. This course will re-examine this equation of Japanese modernity with westernization by exploring both the disjunctions and continuities between the two periods of early modern and modern. The readings will cover some of the major canonical works from the 1800s up to the second World War.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: This course will develop the students' analytical skills by conducting close readings and analyses of the primary sources.
Intercultural literacy: Students will
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bakin, THE EIGHT DOG CHRONICLES
Shunsui, SPRING COLOR PLUM CALENDAR
Maeda Ai, TEXT AND THE CITY
Tsubouchi Sh¿y¿, THE ESSENCE OF THE NOVEL
Natsume S¿seki, KOKORO
Sant¿ Ky¿den, 48 TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS WITH COURTESANS
Tanizaki, Jun¿chiro, NAOMI
Akutagawa Ry¿nosuke, IN THE GROVE
Karatani K¿jin, ORIGINS OF MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Tayama Katai, FUTON
Shimazaki Toson, BROKEN COMMANDEMENT
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Student presentations, 1 midterm, 1 final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Possible field trip attendance, additional film screenings. The students will be asked to compare Japanese Modernity to its Western counterpart. They will learn to analyze literary texts and secondary sources.
|Instructor(s): Nakamura,Miri Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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