JAPN2071

Introduction to modern Japanese literature

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

2nd semester

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

English-medium elective_This course offers an introduction to modern Japanese literature, from the mid-nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. Providing a panoramic view of major authors and literary texts in English translation, the class explores important themes in modern literary representation and cultural experience while situating Japanese literature in global contexts of modernity and postmodernity. Readings mostly consist of primary literary texts, but relevant critical, historical, and visual references (including images and films) are also assigned.

Professor:

Poch, Daniel Taro

Poch, Daniel Taro

Associate Professor