East Asian Languages and Cultures | Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: Language and Issues of Modernity
J522 | 27401 | Suzuki

Graduate Students Only
3 credits

P:  satisfactory completion of EALC J402/502 or equivalent
proficiency with instructor’s permission

This graduate course examines short stories from Meiji to early
Showa, focusing particularly on issues of modernity, narrative, and
language. We will read "canonical" works as well as bestselling
popular texts that have played a central role in the cultural
imaginary of the period. In addition, we will examine critical texts
in English that help us position these stories within broader
contexts of language and modernity. The fictional works will be in
Japanese; discussion and papers will be in English.