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LITR 181 01 (10813) /EALL536/EALL236
Japanese Poetry and Poetics
Edward Kamens
WF 9.00-10.15 LORIA 258
Fall 2017 
No regular final examination
Skills WR
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

Core concepts and traditions of classical Japanese poetry explored through the medium of translation. Readings from anthologies and treatises of the ninth through early twentieth centuries. Attention to recent critical studies in transcultural poetic theory. Inspection and discussion of related artifacts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Yale University Art Gallery. 

Readings and discussion in English. No knowledge of Japanese required. Previous study of literary texts is recommended but not required.