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Japanese Horror Fiction and Film

ALIT 202
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 202, FGSS 226
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course is part of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate Program. Students will be asked to analyze advanced theoretical readings each week and apply these readings to Japanese horror film and fiction. The course begins with the J-Horror phenomenon in the 1990s and goes through contemporary films marketed with the label of "Extreme Violence." The films will be analyzed together with postmodern/poststructuralist theory and theories of violence. We will discuss the limits and applications of these Western theories to Japanese culture and explore how the genre of Japanese Horror provides a site where these two discourses form a complex dialogue with one another.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(FGSS)(FILM-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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