Screening Japanese Modernity: Japanese History Through Film|
Spring 2019 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)
Kinugasa Teinosuke, A Page of Madness
Naruse Mikio, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Ozu Yasujiro, I was Born But
Mizoguchi Kenji, Sisters of Gion
Kurosawa Akira, No Regrets for Our Youth
Nakahira Ko, Crazed Fruit
Fukasaku Kinji, Battles Without Honor and Humanity
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly written assignments based on the films and lectures of the week. Questions will be handed out on Thursdays, and papers are due in class on Tuesdays. 1 midterm paper and 1 final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Mandatory Tuesday night Film Screenings, 4:30-6:30p.m.