Screening Japanese Modernity: Japanese History Through Film|
Fall 2018 not offered
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 importantly, 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 and 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)
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.