COMPLIT 364 - Comparative Literary Movements and Periods
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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This course is an introduction to the major authors and works of Japan’s modern period. We will examine fiction in its historical contexts from the mid-nineteenth century through the early twentieth century to explore how Japanese writers and intellectuals engaged with the changing world of the last century and a half. Themes will include: modernism and modernity, nostalgia and homesickness, empire and its aftermath, and the cultures of globalization. Authors will include: Higuchi Ichiyo, Natsume Soseki, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Hayashi Fumiko, and Mishima Yukio.

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Two 90-minute meetings weekly


COMPLIT 364 - Comparative Literary Movements and Periods
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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