Japanese Horror Fiction and Film|
Spring 2015 not offered
This course, taught in English, introduces students to seminal works of Japanese horror fiction and film, including canonical novels/short stories and popular manga. Students will learn various theoretical approaches for understanding the mode of horror: psychoanalysis, cultural studies, feminist studies, and deconstruction. By examining these approaches, students will gain the key theoretical vocabulary for analyzing horror and will also be asked to consider questions such as, What makes Japanese horror distinct, if at all? What are the applications and the limitations of Western (horror) theory in analyzing Japanese horror? Is horror ideological and political, or is it an aesthetic/style? This course is part of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate Program.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(FGSS)(FILM-MN)
Shimizu Takashi (Ju-on)
Nakata Hideo (Ringu)
Miike Takashi (Audition)
Kurosawa Kiyoshi (Pulse)
Sono Shion (Suicide Circle)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly responses; student presentations; two analytical papers, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional film screenings (Tuesday nights 6-8:30pm, room TBA)
This course is listed under the Certificate of Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, and there will be a moderate amount of theoretic readings each week. All interested students must notify the instructor. Selection will be by paper submission. Please send a short paper (5-7 pages) from one of your previous classes that you consider to be your best writing. The writing must be analytical in nature (preferably a film or literature analysis, but as long as it analyzes a text, it will be acceptable). Please send the paper during the pre-registration period. Students accepted will be notified by the instructor.
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