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Intertextuality and the Tale of Genji - JPS223

This unit examines intertextuality in Japanese literature and other art forms, focusing on the Japanese classical masterpiece 'The Tale of Genji' from the early eleventh century. The novel itself is rich in intertextuality derived widely from Japanese and Chinese resources. It has also inspired a diverse range of art and literature in later periods, such as poems, stage performances (Noh, Takarazuka), novels, manga/anime and other visual media. Through this unit, students are introduced to major Japanese literary works as well as 'The Tale of Genji'. This unit is conducted in English, although some Japanese materials may be included with English translations or explanations.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mio Bryce

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): JPN330
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of International Studies

Faculty of Arts

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