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ASNS2677 - Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Rebecca Suter
Phone: +61 2 9351 6766
Foreign perceptions of Japan cluster around two stereotypes: feminized images of elegance and submissiveness, epitomized by geisha, and hypermasculine images of violence, exemplified by samurai. A long tradition of gender subversion, cross-dressing, and androgyny in Japanese culture speaks for a more nuanced vision of masculinity and femininity. Throughout the unit, we will examine the formation and subversion of gender roles as they emerge in a variety of classical and contemporary Japanese fiction and nonfiction genres.
tutorial participation (10%), 3x 500wd in-class quizzes (30%), 1x 1000wd response paper (25%), 1x 2000wd research paper (35%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points from Asian Studies
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ASNS2677
|Class||Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Teachers College Lecture Theatre 306 A22|
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