20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The module introduces the language and representative examples of the main literary genres - including poetry, travelogues, diaries, tales and military chronicles - from the Nara period to the mid-Edo period, focusing mainly on the language of the Heian and Kamakura periods. Grammar is taught in the first three weeks in parallel with the reading of a representative short text, focusing on the main differences between the Classical language and the modern language.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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