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JPNT171 PO - Literary Aesthetics of Pre-Modern Japan

When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger
Credit: 1

This course examines Japanese literature from the 8th to the 19th centuries through the aesthetic categories that have shaped its production and reception. Readings include pre-modern literary texts together with reflections on these texts by both their original producers and modern literary critics. Topics include waka and haiku poetry, the novel, the Buddhist aesthetic of “impermanence,” fashion and eroticism in urban popular culture, and the warrior ethos.



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