01:565:215 A-Bomb Literature and Film in Japan

Description: Reading and discussion of fiction, poetry, and film by and about survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, with emphasis on problems of memory, representation, and redemption in a literature of trauma.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Semesters Offered: Spring and Summer

Topics: Reflection on U.S. nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Fiction readings and video documentaries.

Expected Work: Response sheets, papers, attendance and discussion