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GENDER AND LANGUAGE IN MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectWomen’s & Gender Studies
Comparative Literature
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: GENDER AND LANGUAGE IN MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: GENDER/JAPANESE LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Japanese spoken language is regarded as strongly gendered: men and women do not speak in the same way. But what does it actually mean to speak like a woman? Who decides what constitutes female language? And do women really speak that way? This course explores the constitution of modern Japanese female language through literature. Reading texts by female and male authors (Higuchi Ichiyo, Dazai Osamu, Kawabata Yasunari, and others), the course analyzes how femaleness is linguistically enacted and how literature contributes to the common perception of what female language is and reflects on how language is linked to the ways the woman is constructed and perceived within pre­war Japanese society. These analyses provide an opportunity for discussing notions such as gender and feminism within the context of modern Japanese literature. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: GENDER AND LANGUAGE IN MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE 
Partner University Department: SILS - Expression 
Partner University Course Number: LITJ262L