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Spring 2020 Japanese GR8070 section 001
Graduate Seminar in Japanese Cinema and
Grad Seminar Japanese Cin

Call Number 13593
Day & Time
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Takuya Tsunoda
Course Description In this course, we will examine a series of key writings on cinema and visual culture in Japan from the 1910s to the late 1960s.  Major topics will include: 1. Cinema and its technology/technics (sound, color, and film form) 2. Cinema and its intersection with politics and aesthetics (Marxism and the Proletarian Film Movement, cinematic realism, colonialism, Third Worldism, and Japanese New Wave) 3. The articulations of cinema in broader intellectual, technological, socio-cultural, and institutional discourse (film education, documentary, and bunka eiga) In an attempt to explore the transitional position of cinema and media culture in Japanese cultural history, the course also critically approaches contact points between cinema, theatre (especially shingeki), literature, photography, and television.  All mandatory readings each week will be primary sources in Japanese, and additional scholarly and/or theoretical writings in English will also be assigned or provided for reference.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 10 students (15 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 6, 2020
Subject Japanese
Number GR8070
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201JPNS8070G001

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