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You will write an essay of between 1200 and 1500 words (roughly 4-5 pages of dou

You will write an essay of between 1200 and 1500 words (roughly 4-5 pages of double spaced Times New Roman).  You will write this essay mostly using slides from class. Can add few additional source if needed. Discuss the relationship between “Japaneseness” and the “foreign” in Japanese literature and culture from the 17th to the early 20th century.  What foreign influences can we trace?  How has the foreign been depicted?  What other countries, cultures, and/or literatures have been important in…

you will choose 2 works from a list of works eligible for that essay. Choose fro

you will choose 2 works from a list of works eligible for that essay. Choose from:  Eight Dogs; Rai San’yō’s poems; Diary of a Journey to the West; Enchō’s Peony Lantern; “The Dancing Girl”; “The Thirteenth Night”; Yosano Akiko’s poems; Sanshirō; Legends of Tōno; “The Bears of Nametoko”; “Tobacco and the Devil”; “Hell Screen”; “Aguri”; “A Floral Pageant.” Your essay must analyze your chosen works in terms of one of the following two key concepts.  The key concepts are: 1)…

You will write about 2 of the assigned readings, discussing them in terms of one

You will write about 2 of the assigned readings, discussing them in terms of one of the key concepts guiding the course. You will choose 2 works from a list of works eligible for that essay. Choose from:  Asai Ryōi’s stories; Ihara Saikaku’s stories; Love Suicides at Sonezaki; Kaga no Chiyo’s poems; Sukeroku; Playboy Roasted a la Edo; Hiraga Gennai’s essays. Your essay must analyze your chosen works in terms of one of the following two key concepts.  You may…