Gender in Japan (in English)

In this course we will examine changing ideas about gender and sexuality in Japan in the 10th through 20th centuries, with special attention to the modern period. Sources will include literary texts, films, and social/historical studies. We will discuss topics, including women's writing in classical Japan; the commercialization of sexuality in the 18th century; ideas of "homosexuality" in late-medieval and modern times; and women's social roles and political struggles in the 20th century. 3 hr. lect./disc.

12:45pm-2:00pm on Monday, Wednesday (Feb 13, 2023 to May 15, 2023)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 403