JAPN3032

The formation of literary modernity in Japan: The Meiji period (1868-1912)

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

JAPN2099. Japanese language II (Part 2) or equivalent

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

English-medium elective_This course offers insights into the complex formation process of literary modernity in Japan through an examination of the tremendous transformations in writing and representation that occurred throughout the Meiji period (1868-1912). In addition to discussing a variety of representative texts and genres (travelogues, poetry, short stories, essays, novels) through English translations, we will also closely read and translate from original texts to get a sense of the linguistic complexity but also of the beauty of Meiji period writings.

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