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Monsters and Ghosts: Japanese Fantasy and SF - JPNS3676

Year - 2019

The unit of study will focus on fantasy and science fiction as means of representing the Other in modern Japanese literature and popular culture. Building on Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the fantastic as a hesitation between the realistic and the supernatural, it will analyse the way in which Japanese fantasy tackles issues of modernity, gender and cultural difference in a variety of genres and media, including the novel and short story, manga, anime and film, from the Meiji period to the present.

2x1-hr seminars/week

2x500wd in-class quizzes (2x8%), 1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd research project (34%)


JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Japanese Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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