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Narrating Seduction: The Tale of Genji

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number IDSEM-UG1838
Section 001
Instructor Nina Cornyetz
Days W
Time 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM, PREMOD, GLOBAL

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Written in the eleventh century by a noble lady of the Japanese court, the Tale of Genji has been called the world’s first novel, and even the world’s first psychological novel. But can we really use the terms “novel” and “psychological” to describe the narrative? In this course we will carefully and closely read  The Tale of Genji  alongside selected secondary sources to focus our attention on such topics as: narration, visuality, sexual politics, relation to reality, poetics, and aesthetics in the text.

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Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)