Introduction to Premodern Japanese Literature

EAST 0380 S01 [CRN: 26497]

This course examines major works of Japanese literature from the 10th through the 19th century. We will read prose, poetry, and theater written for audiences ranging from the imperial court of the Heian Era to medieval Buddhist monks or the urban masses of the Tokugawa Era. We will discuss the socio-historical context of the works, and consider the religious, ideological and aesthetic trends that influenced their creation. Active participation will be an important factor in the evaluation of students. There is no prerequisite for this class, and no previous knowledge of film or Japanese language is required.
Spring 2018
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12:00 - 13:20 Mon, Wed - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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