HIST 498 (M2) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/Grief & Memory in Japan

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 57309
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Kim Mc Nelly

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 R 6:01pm - 9:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

We have all experienced unprecedented upheaval during the past few pandemic years. What can we learn from how past cultures dealt with the aftermath of tumultuous moments, from how to express and move through grief individually and collectively to how to articulate and incorporate those experiences into our sense of self moving forward? And how do literary forms such as poetry shape those stories that we tell about ourselves? This course examines these questions by investigating Japanese literary representations of historical narratives centered on loss, war, and political upheaval. We will look at examples that span from the ancient period to WWII to critically consider distinctions between individual/collective, private/public, and memory/history. While trauma and grief are largely culturally specific, whenever possible this course will encourage you to apply the analytical skills honed in this course, such as close reading, to contemporary texts. 

This is a synchronous online course that meets once weekly on Zoom. Students will need access to a computer, microphone, and camera to participate in the course. All course materials will be in English.