Screening Japanese Modernity: Japanese History Through Film|
The word "screening" is a double entendre. On the one hand, it simply refers to the fact that we will examine representation of Japanese modernity through the visual medium of film. But more important, we will screen (problematizing/criticizing) the more orthodox understanding of Japanese modernity. Throughout the semester, we will discuss the relationship between the dominant historical narratives and their filmic representations, how these films often subvert these existing narratives.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ozu Yasujiro, LATE SPRING (1949)
Honda Ishiro, GOJIRA (1954)
Oshima Nagisa, CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH (1960)
Kaneto Shindo, ONIBABA (1964)
Kinji Fukasaku, BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR (1973)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers, student presentations, midterm paper, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Mandatory weekly film screenings, Tuesday nights 6-8:30.
|Instructor(s): Nakamura,Miri Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 2|