Week

1

"ThE DEEP QUIET OF THE JAPANESE SPIRIT" [KAWABATA]

Texts by Matsuo Basho and Yasunari Kawabata

week

2

narrating the strange

Texts by Akinari Ueda and Kobo Abe

WEEK

3

witnessing history

Texts by Ichiyo Higuchi and Masuji Ibuse

WEEK

4

narrating the personal

Texts by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Kenzaburo Oe

WEEK

5

questions of identity

Texts by Soseki Natsume and Takako Arai

Introduction to Japanese 

literature