JAPN3065

Selected works in modern Japanese literature

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6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

JAPN3088. Japanese language III (Part 1) or JAPN3099. Japanese language III (Part 2); OR

Co-requisite:

JAPN3088. Japanese language III (Part 1) or JAPN3099. Japanese language III (Part 2)

Description

Japanese-medium elective


This Japanese-medium content course looks at selected works of authors in Meiji through post-war Shōwa period, such as Natsume Soseki, Mori Ōgai, Kawabata Yasunari, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Shiga Naoya, Murō Saisei and Dazai Osamu. The themes, literary techniques and styles of the authors and works will be critically evaluated and discussed at length to give further insight into some of the major social and cultural elements of the period. Students will be expected to read and analyze the novels and poems in their original Japanese language version, and required to write critical essays in Japanese. The course also aims to provide students with basic training in writing academic analytical essays in Japanese. Students who enrolled in or completed JAPN4088. Japanese language IV (Part I) or Japanese language IV (Part 2): Capstone experience cannot take this course.

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