Contemporary Japanese Novellas by Women
Lifelong Learning

Join one of the U's leading English professors to explore four influential, fascinating, and award-winning novellas from prominent Japanese writers: Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen (1988), Kawakami Hiromi's Strange Weather in Tokyo (2001), Ogawa Yoko's The Housekeeper and the Professor (2003), and Murata Sayaka's Convenience Store Woman (2016). All are quirky, strange, and sweet by turn, and all offer insight into contemporary Japanese culture as well as superb examples of the arts of prose and storytelling. You'll read each work in translation so no background in Japanese language or culture is necessary, though a curious imagination and sense of humor will be helpful.

Questions? Call Lifelong Learning at 801-587-5433 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Contemporary Japanese Novellas by Women (LLWRC 896)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 02/01/2023

Students are responsible to provide their own copies of Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen (1988), Kawakami Hiromi's Strange Weather in Tokyo (2001), Ogawa Yoko's The Housekeeper and the Professor (2003), and Murata Sayaka's Convenience Store Woman (2016). Class meet every other week and takes place in person at the University Connected Learning and Continuing Education building (540 Arapeen Drive, SLC). Class is limited to 12.

Date(s) Day Time Location
02/01/23 W 6:00 pm -7:30 pm UUCE 148
02/15/23 W 6:00 pm -7:30 pm UUCE 148
03/01/23 W 6:00 pm -7:30 pm UUCE 148
03/15/23 W 6:00 pm -7:30 pm UUCE 148
Tuition: $79.00      

Instructor: SCOTT BLACK

Registration for this class will close on 01/31/2023 at midnight

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