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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses
JAPN2095 Gender and sexuality in modern Japanese literature 6 credits
This course examines representations and constructions of gender and sexuality in Japanese literary texts from the late 17th century to the contemporary moment, with a strong emphasis on 20th century Japan. While offering an introduction to major authors, works and developments in modern Japanese literature, the class also seeks to question and reevaluate critically theoretical concepts such as gender, sex, femininity, masculinity, feminism, homosociality, and desire.
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Offered in 2020/2021, 2nd semester)

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