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History of Japanese Literature

  • 7.5 credits

The course gives a general overview of the history of Japanese literature.

The course aims to provide an overview of Japanese literary history from the 8th century to the present and introduces a number of leading literary genres in their historical context.

  • Course structure

    The course contains one module of 7.5 credits.

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, planning and literature can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the course start.

    Please note that only registred students have access to resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    The module is tested with a written take-home examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature for Spring 2021 is being updated and will be avalible in Athena closer to the start of the semester.

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Japanese lanugage and culture?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 27 22