Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Modern Languages & Cultures - Japanese
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-161627 JPNS 210-1 Vengeance, Longing, and Salvation: Topics in “Traditional” Japanese Culture Fall 2023 4.0 Closed
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
MW 450 PM 605 PM Frederick Douglass Room 420 08/30/2023 12/22/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: AHST 212-1, CLTR 208A-1 (P), HIST 146-1, JPNS 210-1, RELC 132-1
Instructors: Jesse LeFebvre
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Description: This discussion-based course interrogates the construction and evolution of Japan’s cultural traditions and idioms from ancient times to the eve of modernity. Drawing from oral records and mythology, literary and historical texts, and performing and visual arts, among other mediums, this course asks students to understand and appreciate the dynamic contexts of Japanese “tradition.” At the same time, innovative evocations of the past will help us understand the processes through which traditions are challenged, (re)invented, and (re)made. This course is therefore invested in both the historical legacy of traditional Japan and the ways in which tradition itself remains central to contemporary evocations of Japanese culture. No prior knowledge of Japan is required or expected.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer