This seminar introduces major genres, terminology, and historical transitions in the pre-1900 history of literature in Japan, including poetry, prose, and theater. Particular attention is given to the central scholarly debates that have shaped Anglophone scholarship on the subject, in the context of larger trends in literary criticism. This seminar is provided for researchers in other literary traditions or other disciplines within East Asian studies who wish to develop a basic grounding in Japanese literature.
Studies in Classical Japanese Literature
Brian R. Steininger