Edward Kamens

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Sumitomo Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
On leave: 
Spring 2021
203-432-2862
Address: 
Room P-21, Saybrook College, 242 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Areas of interest : 
Pre-modern Japanese Literature
Region: 
Japan

Courses

EALL 203

The Tale of Genji

A reading of the central work of prose fiction in the Japanese classical tradition in its entirety (in English translation) along with some examples of predecessors, parodies, and adaptations (the latter include Noh plays and twentieth-century short stories). Topics of discussion include narrative form, poetics, gendered authorship and readership, and the processes and premises that have given The Tale of Genji its place in “world literature.” Attention will also be given to the text’s special relationship to visual culture.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: T,Th 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
EALL 503

The Tale of Genji

A reading of the central work of prose fiction in the Japanese classical tradition in its entirety (in English translation) along with some examples of predecessors, parodies, and adaptations (the latter include Noh plays and twentieth-century short stories). Topics of discussion include narrative form, poetics, gendered authorship and readership, and the processes and premises that have given The Tale of Genji its place in world literature. Attention is also given to the text’s special relationship to visual culture.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: T,Th 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
JAPN 170

Introduction to Literary Japanese

Introduction to the grammar and style of the premodern literary language (bungotai) through a variety of texts.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: T,Th 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
JAPN 570

Introduction to Literary Japanese

Introduction to the grammar and style of the premodern literary language (bungotai) through a variety of texts.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: T,Th 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM