Avant Garde in Japanese Culture

East Asian Studies 322 or East Asian Studies 245

Usual Description

This course explores the avant-garde in Japan’s literary and visual cultures (19th century to the present). What was considered aesthetic and ideological innovation in cultural production in times of radical change and of relative stability? We will also examine the role of avant-garde art and political activism in elite, mid-brow, and mass culture, and in nation building. This class uses cultural theory and comparative analyses of gender and class. Taught in English.

Areas of Interest
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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
East Asian Studies 322
East Asian Studies 322 Taught by Ann Sherif
East Asian Studies 245 Taught by Ann Sherif