Studies in Comparative Literature

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    Japan has produced numerous outstanding women writers in history, from Heian to the present. This course will give students an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure Japanese women’s literature offers, and learn about Japan from a gendered perspective. The readings will include different genres from different time frames. The course will give a clear idea of the contributions of Japanese women writers and their responses to the culture and society in which they live. Each of the readings will be discussed in context of the larger social, cultural and historical significance.