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JAPN0240

Crime&Punishment/Japanese Lit

In this course we will examine the representation of crime and its consequences in Japanese texts ranging from ancient court narrative and classical Noh drama to the modern novel, the samurai film, the detective story, and the police procedural. We will pay special attention to evolving understandings and portrayals of human nature and criminal deviance, the role of Japan's extraordinarily abrupt modernization in redefining the relationship between society and the individual, and the recurring figure of the femme fatale. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Japanese
Department:
Japanese Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LIT

Sections

Spring 2010

JAPN0240A-S10 Lecture (Silver)

Spring 2009

JAPN0240A-S09 Lecture (Silver)