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EALC 415: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation: Love, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan: Course readings

Readings

1.Marleigh Grayer Ryan,  Japan’s First Modern Novel, “Ukigumo” of  Futabatei Shimei, Center for Japanese Studies, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1990), 197-272

2.  Higuchi Ichiyo, “Muddy Waters,” trans.  Robert Danly, from In the Shade of Spring Leaves (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981) 218-40, 320-23

3. “Memorandum of Agreement from J.E. De Becker, Yoshiwara: The Nightless City (New York: Frederick Publication, 1960) 302-311

4.  Higuchi Ichiyo, “Thirteenth Night,” trans.  Robert Danly, from In the Shade of Spring Leaves (New Heaven: Yale University Press, 1981, 241-53

5.  Ozaki Kōyō, the Demon Gold from Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Ed. J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel, (NY: Columbia University Press, 2005), 217-225

6.  Izumi Kyoka, “The Holy Man of Mount Koya” from Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Ed. J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 66-105

7.  Tamura Toshiko, “A Woman Writer”, To Live and to Write, ed Yukiko Tanaka (Seattle, WA: The Seal Press, 1987), 5-18

8. Tomioka Taeko, “Women’s Language and the National Language,” in Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women’s Writing, trans by Rebecca Copeland, (University of Hawaii Press 2006), 135-145

9.  Tamura Toshiko, “The Vow,” translated by Edward Fowler, from The Modern Murasaki, ed Rebecca Copeland and Melek Ortabasi, (NY: Columbia University Press 2006), 358-74

10. Miyamoto Yuriko, “Nobuko,” To Live and to Write, ed Yukiko Tanaka (Seattle, WA: The Seal Press, 1987), 47-64 

11. Kono Taeko, “The Last Time,” This Kind of Woman: Ten Stories by Japanese Women Writers, 1960-76, Ed Yukiko Tanaka and Elizabeth Hanson, (NY: Perigree, 1982), 43-67

12. Tayama Katai, The Girl Wacher Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Ed. J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 254-64

13. Mori Ogai, Vita Sexualis, tr Kazuji Ninomiya and Sanford Goldstein, (Rutland VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company), 23-72

14. Mishima Yukio, Confessions of a Mask, trans. Meredith Weatherby, (NY: New Directions), 1-33

15.  Edogawa Ranpo, “The Human Chair” in Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Ed. J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 365-75

16. Edogawa Ranpo, “The Caterpillar,” Modanizumu, Modernist Fiction from Japan 1913-1938, ed William Tyler, (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press), 406-22

17. Tanizaki Junichiro, “The Secret” trans. Anthony Chambers, in  The Gourmet Club: A Sextet, (Kodansha International, 2003), 47-68

18. Jennifer Robertson, Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (Berkeley University of California Press, 1998), 47-88

19. Nagai Kafu, “The Sumida River,” in Modern Japanese Literature: an Anthology, ed.  Donald Keene, (NY: Grove Press), 159-200

20.  Mishima Yukio, “Patriotism” in Death in Midsummer and other stories, Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company), 93-118

21. Inagaki Taruho, “The Story of R and S,” Modanizumu, Modernist Fiction from Japan 1913-1938, ed William Tyler, (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press), 358-75

22. John Treat, “Yoshimoto Banana’s Kitchen, or the Cultural Logic of Japanese Consumerism” from Women, Media and Consumption in Japan, ed by Lise Skov and Brian Moeran, (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1995), 274-298