Seminar in the Literature of Japan: Uno Chiyo and the Arc of Modernity

EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES 567

Uno Chiyo (1897-1996) was a writer, notorious femme fatale, magazine editor, fashion arbiter, and kimono designer. Her fiction offers a unique perspective on the historical sweep of the 20th century. In this course students will explore the different facets of "modernity" in Japanese literature through an overview of Uno's life and works. Topics include "the modern girl," "mass culture," and "tradition and nostalgia." Whereas Uno Chiyo will be the primary focus of the course, students will also examine the works of her contemporaries, such as Tanizaki Jun'ichir├┤, Kajii Motojir├┤, Kawabata Yasunari, Hirabayashi Taiko, and others. Readings will be in both Japanese and English. Accommodations will be made for those who do not read Japanese. Prerequisite: graduate level or permission of instructor.
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Seminar in the Literature of Japan: Uno Chiyo and the Arc of Modernity
INSTRUCTOR: Copeland
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