Middlebury

JAPN 0290

The Tale of Genji (in English)

The Tale of Genji (in English)
/The Tale of Genji/ is the world’s first psychological novel. This rich narrative centers on the political intrigues and passionate love affairs of Genji, a fictional prince barred from the throne. In this course we will explore the narrative through a close reading in English translation. Students will gain knowledge of the aesthetic, religious, and social contexts of the Heian period, one of the most vibrant eras in Japanese culture. We will also trace how Genji monogatari has been interpreted over ten centuries in art, theater, films, and most recently, manga. (Formerly JAPN 0190) 3hrs. lect/disc.
Subject:
Japanese
Department:
Japanese Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LIT NOA
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN 0190

Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021

JAPN0290A-S21 Lecture (Milutin)
JAPN0290B-S21 Lecture (Milutin)