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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2007

JPN 322 • Classical Japanese

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32317 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 8C
Khan, R.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principal elements of premodern literary or 'classical' Japanese (bungo,) the standard form of the written language for more than a millennium, and whose features are still found in literary writing, lyrics, and 'period' films. A survey of the main linguistic features will accompany close reading, commentary, and translation of a wide range of prose and poetry texts from the literary canon, from the Nara period through the Meiji period (8th century - early 20th century). The course is intended for all those who wish to read pre-WWII Japanese for cultural knowledge, research and pleasure, experiencing one of the world's richest traditional literatures in its original form, and improving competence reading modern written Japanese.

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