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Fall 2014 East Asian W3405 section 001

Call Number 71101
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
522C Kent Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Tomi Suzuki
Course Description   This course engages in close readings of major works of Japanese literature from the 18th-century to the present with particular attention to the issues of gender and genre in the formation of modern Japanese literature. The course considers figures such as female ghosts, wives and courtesans, youth and schoolgirls, the new woman and the modern girl, actors/actresses and cross-dressers. Readings highlight the role of literary genres, examining the ways in which the literary texts engage with changing socio-historical conditions, especially with regard to gender and social relations. Genres include puppet plays, ghost stories, melodrama, Bildungsroman, domestic fiction, autobiographical fiction, and the fantastic. Related critical issues are the novel and the formation of a national community; women’s writings; media and the development of urban mass culture; colonial and imperial spaces; history and memory. All readings are in English.
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Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 20 students (20 max) as of 12:33AM Friday, February 27, 2015
Status Full
Subject East Asian
Number W3405
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20143EAAS3405W001

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