MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE

Long Title: 
Modern Japanese Literature
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2020
Subject Name: 
East Asian Languages & Lits
Course Number: 
242
Institution: 
Smith College
A survey of Japanese literature from the late 19th century to the present. Over the last century and a half, Japan has undergone tremendous change: rapid industrialization, imperial and colonial expansion, occupation following its defeat in the Pacific War, and emergence as a global economic power. The literature of modern Japan reflects the complex aesthetic, cultural and political effects of such changes. Through our discussions of these texts, we also address theoretical questions about such concepts as identity, gender, race, sexuality, nation, class, colonialism, modernism and translation. All readings are in English translation.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
10563-F20
Course Meets Between: 
09/01/2020
And: 
12/17/2020

Course Sections

MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kimberly Kono kkono@smith.edu MW 03:15-04:30 REMOTE