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as of 2/18/2020

ADVANCED STUDIES IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectJapanese
Number & Suffix: 152 A
Full UC Title: ADVANCED STUDIES IN JAPANESE LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: JAPANESE LITERATURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Translation has become nowadays so much a matter of course, that we seldom think of the fact that what we read in translation is not the original itself but just one of its variants, the gap between the two being at times quite significant. By comparing different samples of Japanese literature, classical and modern, with their English translations we shall try to trace what is lost in translation - lost words, meanings, nuances, and feelings. On the other side, we shall ask ourselves the question: Is translation an inevitable loss, is there nothing gained in translation. The course covers some major problems and difficulties of translating Japanese literature before proceeding with a close reading of several samples of exemplary literary works (classical and modern, such as classical poetry waka, The Tale of Genji, Tanizaki Junichiro, Dazai Osamu etc.): the original, and its English translation(s). Each analysis is followed by a general discussion. 
Language of Instruction: English
Japanese
 
Partner Title: ADVANCED STUDIES IN JAPANESE LITERATURE I 
Partner University Department: Literature 
Partner University Course Number: LIT382E