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Course TitleJapanese Film and Animation
CampusSwarthmore
SemesterSpring 2020
Registration IDFMST05701
Credit1
DepartmentFilm and Media Studies
InstructorGardner, William
Times and DaysTTH 02:40pm-03:55pm
W 07:00pm-09:00pm
Room LocationScience Center CUNNIFF
Course Info

(Cross-listed as LITR 024JJPNS 024)


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.

Miscellaneous Info

Course Record Number: 27520
Enrollment Limit: 20
Current Enrollment: 9
Distribution: Humanities

Cross-listed with LITR 024J & JPNS 024.

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