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Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan, University von Tokio

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In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries. This course offers learners the chance to encounter and appreciate behavior, moral standards and some of the material conditions surrounding Japanese artists in the nineteenth century, in order to renew our assumptions about what artistic “realism” is and what it meant. Learners will walk away with a clear understanding of how society and the individual were conceived of and represented in early modern Japan. Unlike contemporary western art forms, which acknowledge their common debt as “sister arts” but remain divided by genre and discourse, Japanese visual and literary culture tended to combine, producing literary texts inspired by visual images, and visual images which would then be inscribed with poems and prose. Noticing and being able to interpret this indivisibility of visual/literary cultures is essential in understanding the social and psychological values embedded within the beauty of Japanese art....


von VC

Jan 10, 2018

Very knowledgeable lecturer with a gentle humble voice. Much was learned about literary portraits from 18th/19th centuries to literary photographs in the early 20th century.

von JA

Dec 16, 2018

i loved it! it was very detailed in terms of historical literature and photographic culture and the narrator really explained everything very well.

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von Philippe SENEMAUD

May 19, 2019

Interesting and unexpected


May 06, 2019

Thank you Professor Robert. I enjoyed this course a lot. I came with the expectation of learning more about japanese culture, history and art. This expected is partly met. Yet, I feel like this course is too short and lack of depth. In addition, perhaps it can stress and introduce more about how those pieces of paintings and poems had impacted the contemporary society of Japan so as to contextualize and signify those arts. Anyway, thanks for the course.

von spyridon cheliotis

Apr 20, 2019

great lecture. I have learn so many for Japanese culture and history.


von Amita Kini-Singh

Apr 15, 2019

Exceptional material and a great lecturer!!

von Fanny Wenzel Garay

Apr 10, 2019

I love this course. Amazing content provided in very easy to understand lessons! I enjoyed every minute of it!!

von Vy Nguyen

Mar 16, 2019

I love this course!!!

von Melina Cossote Kumoto

Mar 06, 2019

Very interesting course! Great to start understanding Japanese art!

von radovan misovic

Mar 05, 2019

This course, presented by a very charismatic lecturer, opened a whole new literary world for me and provided me with a lot of inspiration for my photographic work. I went through all four modules in two weeks and ended up with more curiosity about the subject :)

von Carmen

Feb 22, 2019

Very interesting introduction to a subject I was very ignorant about!

von Luiza Rebouças Vieira da Costa

Feb 15, 2019

Incrível, me ajudou muito com a minha pesquisa!