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Dodd, Stephen (2016) 'Space and Time in Modern Japanese Literature.' In: Hutchinson, Rachael and Morton, Leith Douglas, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 13-25.

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Anyone involved in the critical reading of literature knows that there are numerous ways in which to read a text. In this chapter my critical approach examines the spatial and temporal configurations that can be identified in a literary text. This approach is particularly productive in the case of modern Japanese literature because topographical representations within a text can serve as metaphorical pointers to the traumatic events that have influenced the development of Japanese culture during the modern period. In other words, an exploration of space and time in literature offers insight into the broader social and historical processes by which a sense of being both modern and Japanese has emerged.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea
ISBN: 9781138792296
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature published by Taylor & Francis
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 16:05
Related URLs: ... 9781315762210-8 (Publisher URL)

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