Seminars & Short Courses

Japan’s Long 20th Century in Short Fiction

From the rapid, dislocating modernization of the early decades, through war and regeneration, to global economic and cultural influence and a century's end amidst a “lost decade” of disrupture and national self-examination, Japan’s 20th century is vividly reflected in short literature that can enrich social studies, literature and other curricula. This course considers a selection of lesser-known works from five periods in Japan’s 20th century that have made it into translation but perhaps not yet into the secondary school classroom.