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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

COLT 10.18 NecroRomance in The Tale of Genji: Memory, Desire, and the Gothic Sublime

The Tale of Genji is regarded as the world’s first novel, yet its reputation as a classic of global literature raises a vexing question about cultural appropriation and the ethics of translation. Is Genji’s status merely the effect of its being judged by Western critical standards? In addressing this question the course will focus mainly on two elements that the Genji shares with some Western novels: Gothic narrative conventions; and an aesthetic of the sublime. 

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