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Narratological Perspectives on Premodern Japanese Literature


Narratological Perspectives on Premodern Japanese Literature. Edited by: Balmes, Sebastian (2020). Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag.

Abstract

This special issue comprises eight studies that deal with Japanese narratives from the tenth to the fifteenth century, including theater and painting, from a narratological point of view, revolving around discourse, character, and time. While narratology provides useful tools for analysis, some theories need to be revised in order to apply to Japanese texts. The papers in this volume contain several such proposals, but their focus lies first and foremost on examining characteristics of premodern Japanese narrative, which—compared to Western (medieval) literature—stands out through its elusive qualities. The special issue is equally aimed at an audience with a background in Japanese Studies and at scholars who take an interest in diachronic and intercultural narratology.

Abstract

This special issue comprises eight studies that deal with Japanese narratives from the tenth to the fifteenth century, including theater and painting, from a narratological point of view, revolving around discourse, character, and time. While narratology provides useful tools for analysis, some theories need to be revised in order to apply to Japanese texts. The papers in this volume contain several such proposals, but their focus lies first and foremost on examining characteristics of premodern Japanese narrative, which—compared to Western (medieval) literature—stands out through its elusive qualities. The special issue is equally aimed at an audience with a background in Japanese Studies and at scholars who take an interest in diachronic and intercultural narratology.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:890 Other literatures
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:26 Nov 2020 14:40
Last Modified:02 Feb 2023 09:13
Publisher:BIS-Verlag
Series Name:Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung
Volume:7
Number of Pages:299
ISSN:2568-9967
Additional Information:Special Issue 7: Narratological Perspectives on Premodern Japanese Literature
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.25619/BmE_H202037
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/190548/
https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/192524/
https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/192521/
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