EALC 716. Fiction and Film in Japan. 3 Hours.

A survey of major works of fiction and film in modern Japan. Topics include the social and spiritual challenges of modernization, urbanization, and the issues of race and national identity. Works by Akutagawa, Kawabata, Kurosawa, Ogai, Ozu, Soseki and Tanizaki and others will be covered. Lectures, discussion, readings, and films in English. Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. This course is offered at the 300 and the 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 316. LEC.