|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
Gerry YOKOTA-MURAKAMI (Faculty of Language and Culture)
An introductory survey of classical Japanese literature with particular focus on Noh drama. Readings will alternate between (1) poetic and prose classics from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries and (2) famous Noh plays inspired by those classics (most composed in the fifteenth century and still frequently performed today). Supplementary lectures will focus attention on political, religious, and social contingencies influencing the formation and perpetuation of cultural tradition.
Required Textbooks (available from the OUSSEP library)
Keene, Donald, ed. Anthology of Japanese Literature: Earliest Era to Mid-Nineteenth Century.
Tyler, Royall, ed. and trans. Japanese Noh Dramas.
Week 1: Lecture and Video: Introduction to Noh Reading for next week: Keene, Introduction; Tyler, Introduction
Week 2: Lecture: Introduction to classical Japanese literature Reading for next week: Keene, Kokinshu, Six Collections
Week 3: Lecture: Heian court poetry Reading for next week: Tyler, Takasago, Kureha, Chikubushima
Week 4: Lecture and Video: Deity plays Reading for next week: Keene, Tale of the Heike, An Account of My Hut, Shinkokinshu
Week 5: Lecture: Kamakura war tales Reading for next week: Tyler, Atsumori, Tadanori, Yashima
Week 6: Lecture and Video: Warrior ghost plays Reading for next week: Keene, Tales of Ise, The Pillow Book, Yugao
Week 7: Lecture: Heian prose Reading for next week: Tyler, Matsukaze, Izutsu
Week 8: Lecture and Video: Woman plays (1) Reading for next week: Keene, Yugao, Murasaki Shikibu Diary Week 9: Lecture: The Tale of Genji Reading for next week: Nonomiya, Sekidera Komachi
Week 10: Lecture and Video: Woman plays (2) Reading for next week: Tyler, Kinuta, Sumidagawa; Keene, Sotoba Komachi
Week 11: Lecture and Video: Miscellaneous plays Reading for next week: Tyler, Funa Benkei, Yamanba
Week 12: Review
Week 13: Final exam Weeks 14-15: Supplementary lectures
Evaluation will be based on class participation, a weekly journal, and a final exam.
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