- L. Bienati, Letteratura giapponese. II. Dalla fine dell'Ottocento all'inizio del terzo millennio, Torino, Einaudi, 2005.
- L. Bienati e P. Scrolavezza, La narrativa giapponese moderna e contemporanea, Venezia, Marsilio, 2009.
- D. Keene, Dawn to the West, Japanese Literature of the Modern Era, New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1984.
* Further bibliographies about individual authors will be provided during lessons.
Knowledge and understanding:
-advanced knowledge of the evolution of Japanese modern literature.
- deeper understanding of literary personalities and contributions of principal writers.
- knowledge of reading and textual analysis methods.
- acquisition of Japanese language of intermediate - advanced level.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
- ability to apply interpretation methods to text reading and analysis.
- ability to use acquired language skills for literary translation practices.
- ability to formulate and argue the own evaluations and/or judgement on the basis of critical interpretation of primary and secondary sources also in Japanese.
- ability to identify and draw on the updated bibliographic materials in both Italian and Japanese.
- ability to improve language skills in order to refine translation techniques.
Lectures and translation practice exercises.
Further information and bibliographic updates will be provided during the lessons.
Except for part-time students, attendance is required for at least 2/3rds of the course. The same obligation applies to the attendance of "lettorato" conducted by Dr. Kobayashi.
Type of Assessment
Two papers and one oral exam. The student is required to give in two papers, both together or separately in two sessions, which will be discussed during the oral exam.
The student must show:
- in-depth knowledge of the history of Japanese modern literature and its main authors.
- ability to develop autonomously the ideas on the themes and/or authors chosen, drawing on available sources also in Japanese.
- ability to read, interpret and critically analyze the literary productions of modern Japan.
- ability to propose translations of excerpts from literary works, using acquired language skills.
The course makes reading, comments and translations of passages from the works written by Japanese modern authors. A particular attention will be paid to the language and the personal literary style of each author.
During lessons the students will be invited to propose their interpretations and translations.