COMP 269
Transitional Japanese Literature into the Twentieth Century
Last Offered Fall 2010
Division I
Cross-listed COMP 269 / JAPN 271
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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After more than two centuries of National Seclusion, Japan’s modern era began suddenly in the middle of the nineteenth century, with the unexpected arrival of Commodore Perry, the destabilization of the 250-year old shogunal government, and the violent restoration of Imperial rule. Rapid and radical changes followed in every aspect of society, from fashion to philosophy. This course will explore how such changes have been expressed through literature, film and performance. We will trace how the authors of literary and other artistic works perceived, integrated and at times rejected experiences of the new and the foreign. All readings and discussions will be in English.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1354
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on active class participation, presentations, written journals, two short and one longer paper
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preferences: majors first and then seniors and juniors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 269 Division I JAPN 271 Division I

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