How many names of the Japanese authors can you list? Do you know which Japanese authors won the Nobel Prize in literature? Early works of Japanese literature demonstrate strong influences from Chinese literature, and again Japanese literature was influenced by Western literature in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
In this course, students will read the synopses of prominent works of Japanese authors from Classical, Medieval, Early-Modern, Late-Modern, and Contemporary Japanese literature. By reading the synopses of great authors, students will investigate how Japanese literature was developed and examine the meaning of Japanese literature. Class activities include oral presentations, discussions, and individual writing projects are required. Conducted in Japanese. Intermediate Level.
Corequisite: Students must attend at least two Languages Series events (Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)