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Japanese Literature to 1800: The Major Texts

EAS 219

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This course introduces the core texts of Japanese narrative, lyric, and thought, ca. 700-1800, with reference to visual and material culture. Topics include performance and the self; gender, marriage politics, and transgressive love; folk arts, transnational influences, and appropriation; ritual, religious transcendence, and death. All readings in English. No previous background required.
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Section C01