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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Course
JAPN2086 Writing cities: Urban space in modern Japanese literature 6 credits
This course examines representations of urban space in Japanese literature from 1890 to 1945. The profound transformation of Japanese society during these years was marked by rapid modernization, urban development, cultural fluidity, and imperial conquest. We will discuss the different ways in which the modern city was experienced and imagined, attending closely to themes of subjectivity, gender, sexuality, fantasy, and the grotesque.
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Not on offer in 2020/2021)

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