Kafka on the Shore & Literary Theory

Explore myth, metaphor, tragedy, memory, dreams, and more in Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore in this 10 week course.

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Course Description: Kafka on the Shore & Literary Theory explores themes and concepts from psychoanalysis, mythology, language, phenomenology, and drama in Haruki Murakami's 2002 novel, Kafka on the Shore. You can pre-enroll now to secure your spot. The course begins in the summer of 2018. Details to follow.

Your Instructor

Jessica S. Manuel
Jessica S. Manuel

Jessica S. Manuel earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Critical Theory and a minor in Theological Studies from The Master's University. She went on to earn her M.A. in English (Literature) from San Francisco State University where she studied 19th-20th Century Literatures with a special studies emphasis in Critical Theory. After examining the intersections of psychoanalysis and contemporary literature, she wrote her thesis on Haruki Murakami's use of the unconscious in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

After finishing her degree, she continued her education at University of California, San Diego where she studied and earned certificates in teaching adult learners, literature, and online teaching and learning. She offers online adult literature courses for life-long learners through Book Oblivion Academy and also teaches writing and literature courses at the college level.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts in the summer of 2018 and will last 10 weeks.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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