Fall 2020 not offered
How have some of modern Japan's most celebrated and insightful authors responded to key events and social conditions in contemporary Japan? What sorts of perspectives have these authors brought to issues of industrial pollution, or to youth crime and social change under capitalism, or to ongoing crises in Okinawa and Fukushima? This course seeks to hear the voices of these authors--and the social actors with whom they engage--by grappling with key modern Japanese literary texts in English translation.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)
Ishumure, Michiko, "PARADISE IN THE SEA OF SORROW" Yu, Miri "GOLD RUSH" In addition to the assigned texts, students will be assigned short stories, as well as secondary-source readings designed to develop contextual understandings of the literature addressed in the course. These will be furnished to students in PDF format. Students are responsible for all readings. Refer to course syllabus for comprehensive list of readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reflection/reaction papers, annotations of readings, final critical analysis.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All texts will be in English translation. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or culture is required.
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