Introduction to Japanese Literature and Related Arts

15 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2011, 2012

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences


This course will develop students' understanding of various aspects of Japanese literary, aesthetic and cultural traditions, including the mythologies and chronicles of residual oral tradition; the development of poetry; heroic military narratives and zuihitsu essays; the development of kabuki and bunraku puppetry; and the development of the novel from the eleventh century to modern times. No previous knowledge of Japanese language is required.