EAS 219: Japanese Literature: Love, Death, and Supernatural Revenge

Dec. 10, 2019

This course introduces the core texts of Japanese narrative, lyric, and thought, ca. 700-1800, with reference to visual and material culture. Topics include performance and the self; gender, marriage politics, and transgressive love; folk arts, transnational influences, and appropriation; ritual, religious transcendence, and death. All readings in English. No previous background required.  Instructor:  Brian R. Steininger