ALC 320

Self and Society in Modern Japanese Literature

This course is a survey of modern Japanese literature with an emphasis on Japanese writers in the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries who struggled with questions of identity. The course is organized chronologically and focuses on some of the major authors of the modern period, including Natsume SĂ´seki, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, and Mishima Yukio.