JPNS 024. Japanese Film and Animation
(Cross-listed as LITR 024J , FMST 057 )
This course offers a historical and thematic introduction to Japanese cinema, one of the world’s great film traditions. Our discussions will center on the historical context of Japanese film, including how films address issues of modernity, gender, and national identity. Through our readings, discussion, and writing, we will explore various approaches to film analysis, with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of formal and thematic issues. A separate unit will consider the postwar development of Japanese animation (anime) and its special characteristics. Screenings will include films by Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Imamura, Kitano, and Miyazaki.
Eligible for ASIA
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Japanese
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/japanese
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