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Border Crossings: The Journal of Japanese-Language Literature Studies 2017;5(1): 37-44.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22628/bcjjl.2017.5.1.37
Thoughts on "Japanese-Language Literature"
Edward MACK
Correspondence  Edward MACK ,Email: tmack@uw.edu
Published online: 30 December 2017.
Copyright ©2017 The Global Institute for Japanese Studies, Korea University
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This short essay examines the concept of “Japanese-language literature” (Nihongo bungaku), exploring its relation to the more conventional term “Japanese literature” (Nihon bungaku) in Anglophonic scholarship. In so doing, it presents a few examples of recent scholarship that has used this distinction to make significant advances in our understanding not only of the breadth of literary production, but also of problematic assumptions that have underlaid much scholarship to date.
Keywords: Japanese-language literature, (ethno-)nation-states, norms, deviation, compensatory function

キ―ワ―ド: 日本語文学, 国民国家, 規範, 逸脱, 代償作用
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