JAPANLIT 124 - The Tale of Genji in Word and Image: Seminar

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Melissa McCormick

Introduces students to The Tale of Genji, often called the world's first novel, authored by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu around the year 1000 CE. In addition to a close reading of the tale, topics for examination include Japanese court culture, women's writing, and the tale's afterlife in painting, prints, drama, manga, and film.