JAPN2095

Gender and sexuality in modern Japanese literature

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

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Nil

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Nil

Description

English-medium elective_This course examines representations and constructions of gender and sexuality in Japanese literary texts from the late 17th century to the contemporary moment, with a strong emphasis on 20th century Japan. While offering an introduction to major authors, works and developments in modern Japanese literature, the class also seeks to question and reevaluate critically theoretical concepts such as gender, sex, femininity, masculinity, feminism, homosociality, and desire.

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