Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 4340 - Japanese Cinema

This course offers a broad survey of Japanese cinema and its formal characteristics across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, investigating how such a study allows access to the historical tensions and socio-cultural movements inherent in each time period. We will pay particular attention to Japanese cinema in relation Japanese imperialism, American Occupation, the atomic bomb and nuclear fear, globalism and Hollywood cinema, as well as gender and sexuality. This exploration of cinema in Japan will offer new insights into cinema as we examine the role of nation, trauma, memory and history in the formation of one of the most influential cinemas in the world.

Prerequisite: MDST 3301, MDST 3302, MDST 3350, or MDST 3310