College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

JPNS 073. Transnational Japanese Literature: Diversity and Diaspora in Modern Japanese Literature


Cross-listed with LITR 073J  
This seminar-style course will challenge the myths of Japanese ethnic homogeny and cultural isolation and will explore how modern “Japanese” literature crosses national and cultural borders. Topics to be examined include Japanese authors writing from abroad, colonial and postcolonial literatures, migration and writing in the Japanese diaspora, and the writings of ethnic minorities in Japan, including writers from Okinawa and Japan’s resident Korean community. Readings and discussion will be in English but students with reading knowledge of Japanese will be encouraged to read works in the original.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for CPLT, ASIA, INTP, GLBL-paired.
Spring 2026. Gardner.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Japanese  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/japanese


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