Posted: August 23rd, 2021
JPN034 Winter 2020 Take-Home Essay Exam Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature (JPN034) Due Date & Time: 11:59 PM Friday 20 March 2020 Submission: Assignments Page at iLearn Length: 4-7 pages, double-spaced The relationship between the two texts you choose can be one of similarity, difference, or any kind of comparison. Your comparison may be balanced i.e. you write similar amounts about both texts. Or your comparison may foreground one text and use the other as a foil. The two texts may be from the same era or from different ones. It is your writing that will establish the nature of the relationship between the two texts. To support your analysis, you are encouraged to use other academic sources, but be sure to cite them (any citational style is fine.) Sample topics include: Two women writers from the Heian period; mono no aware in a Heian Period text vs. mono no aware in a Kamakura Period text; “Yugao” (chapter of the Tale of Genji) as represented in Japanese art; Flower/colors in a literary text and flowers/colors in Japanese kimono; masculinity in a Heian courtier vs.a Kamakura samurai One of them must be an article I wrote on my blog, I have an article about the purple and white color expressions in the pillow book, I think one of them can be written according to this, the other one can be written from Sei Shonagon. The pillow book, Murasaki Shikibu. The Tale of Genji), Donald Keene, Ed. Anthology of Japanese Literature.Comparison of the same type or the relationship between the two needs to be shown.For example, Flower/colors in a literary text and flowers/colors in Japanese kimono.
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