Modern Japanese Literature (PG)
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- Term 2
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The module aims to provide students with good background knowledge of specific aspects of modern Japanese society through a close analysis of its literature. In addition, it familiarizes students with a number of critical and theoretical approaches useful in any reading of literature. Student presentations will also give students greater confidence in presenting their ideas in a public forum.
Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week in lectures.
Method of assessment
Essay of 2000 words (textual analysis or reaction paper) due on day 5, week 9 of the term in which the course is taught (40%); essay of 2500 words (research paper), due on day 1, week 1 of the following term (50%); a 15-20 minute oral presentation on their second essay topic, with a handout summarising the main points (10%).
The reading list will be made available from the convenor at the beginning of the module.