Reading the Tale of Genji : Its Picture Scrolls, Texts and Romance.

By: Stanley-Baker, RichardContributor(s): Murakami, Fuminobu | Tambling, JeremyPublisher: Folkestone : BRILL, 2009Copyright date: ©2009Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (243 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004212978Subject(s): Murasaki Shikibu, -- b. 978? -- Genji monogatariGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading the Tale of Genji : Its Picture Scrolls, Texts and RomanceDDC classification: 895.6314 LOC classification: PL788.4.G463 -- R43 2009ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- A Note to the Reader -- List of Plates -- Introduction: Reading The Genji Scrolls and The Tale of Genji -- Part 1 Reading The Genji Scrolls -- 1 Scripting the Moribund: The Genji Scrolls' Aesthetics of Decomposition -- OVERTURE -- READING INFIRM DEPICTIONS: PORTRAYALS OF ILLNESS AND CALLIGRAPHIC DISTENSION IN THE GENJI SCROLLS' KASHIWAGI AND MINORI -- ART HISTORICAL BACKGROUND -- PAPER DESIGN / CALLIGRAPHY -- SOUNDING OUT THE SCRIPT -- 2 The Narration of Tales, the Narration of Paintings -- UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE, UNDERSTANDING PAINTINGS -- NARRATING IN THE TALE OF GENJI SCROLLS -- CONCLUSIONS AND AMENDMENTS - THE READER BEYOND THE PLOT -- Part 2 Reading the Genji Texts -- 3 Displacements of Conquest, or Exile, The Tale of Genji, and Post-Cold War Learning -- 4 Person, Honorifics and Tense in The Tale of Genji -- PERSON AND HONORIFICS -- 'き' (KI) AND 'けり' (KERI) -- CONCLUSION -- Part 3 Reading the Genji Romance -- 5 'Kiritsubo': Genji, Spacing and Naming -- INTRODUCTION -- READING THE MEDIEVAL TEXT -- OPENINGS AND PRIOR NARRATIVES -- MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA -- HOMOGENEITY AND HETEROGENEITY -- MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY -- LANGUAGE AND DESIRE -- 6 Genji and the Gardens of Medieval Romance -- INTRODUCTION -- MEDIEVAL ROMANCE: GLOBAL MARKERS -- HISTORIC GARDENS AND ROMANCE'S DIFFÉRENCE -- THE GARDENS OF GENJI -- ENCHANTMENT AND DANGER IN THE GARDEN -- THE ENCLOSED GARDEN OF JAPANESE ROMANCE -- THE ROKUJO GARDENS FOR ALL SEASONS: A TROPE OF IMPERIAL SAGE-RULERSHIP -- THE GARDENS OF 'MYTHIC' SPRING -- THE 'EARTHLY PARADISE' AND SPIRITUAL PERFECTIBILITY -- EXCURSIONS AND IDYLL ON THE POND -- CONCLUSION -- Appendix -- Bibliography of Japanese Sources -- General Index -- Author Index -- Plates.
Summary: Six essays by international scholars addressing the Tale of Genji scrolls and the Tale of Genji texts in the context of new critical theory relating to cultural studies, narrative painting, comparative literature and a global view of medieval romance. It links new critical theory with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary interests.
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Intro -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- A Note to the Reader -- List of Plates -- Introduction: Reading The Genji Scrolls and The Tale of Genji -- Part 1 Reading The Genji Scrolls -- 1 Scripting the Moribund: The Genji Scrolls' Aesthetics of Decomposition -- OVERTURE -- READING INFIRM DEPICTIONS: PORTRAYALS OF ILLNESS AND CALLIGRAPHIC DISTENSION IN THE GENJI SCROLLS' KASHIWAGI AND MINORI -- ART HISTORICAL BACKGROUND -- PAPER DESIGN / CALLIGRAPHY -- SOUNDING OUT THE SCRIPT -- 2 The Narration of Tales, the Narration of Paintings -- UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE, UNDERSTANDING PAINTINGS -- NARRATING IN THE TALE OF GENJI SCROLLS -- CONCLUSIONS AND AMENDMENTS - THE READER BEYOND THE PLOT -- Part 2 Reading the Genji Texts -- 3 Displacements of Conquest, or Exile, The Tale of Genji, and Post-Cold War Learning -- 4 Person, Honorifics and Tense in The Tale of Genji -- PERSON AND HONORIFICS -- 'き' (KI) AND 'けり' (KERI) -- CONCLUSION -- Part 3 Reading the Genji Romance -- 5 'Kiritsubo': Genji, Spacing and Naming -- INTRODUCTION -- READING THE MEDIEVAL TEXT -- OPENINGS AND PRIOR NARRATIVES -- MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA -- HOMOGENEITY AND HETEROGENEITY -- MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY -- LANGUAGE AND DESIRE -- 6 Genji and the Gardens of Medieval Romance -- INTRODUCTION -- MEDIEVAL ROMANCE: GLOBAL MARKERS -- HISTORIC GARDENS AND ROMANCE'S DIFFÉRENCE -- THE GARDENS OF GENJI -- ENCHANTMENT AND DANGER IN THE GARDEN -- THE ENCLOSED GARDEN OF JAPANESE ROMANCE -- THE ROKUJO GARDENS FOR ALL SEASONS: A TROPE OF IMPERIAL SAGE-RULERSHIP -- THE GARDENS OF 'MYTHIC' SPRING -- THE 'EARTHLY PARADISE' AND SPIRITUAL PERFECTIBILITY -- EXCURSIONS AND IDYLL ON THE POND -- CONCLUSION -- Appendix -- Bibliography of Japanese Sources -- General Index -- Author Index -- Plates.

Six essays by international scholars addressing the Tale of Genji scrolls and the Tale of Genji texts in the context of new critical theory relating to cultural studies, narrative painting, comparative literature and a global view of medieval romance. It links new critical theory with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary interests.

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