JS510 / Contemporary Japanese Literature

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Contemporary Japanese Literature
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The purpose of this course will be to explore the process and structure of "identity" in contemporary Japanese literature as expressed in three key contemporary writers. Our focus will be on texts that highlight fragmented or disrupted identity, the presence of other worlds, different modes of consciousness, history and memory. Our reading list will include Oe Kenzaburo, Murakami Haruki, Ogawa Yoko, as well as a variety of theorists.
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M.A. in Japanese Studies
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