East Asian Languages and Cultures | Topics in East Asian Studies: Introduction to Japanese Film (graduate section)
E505 | 27941 | Suzuki, Michiko

-This class open to graduates only
-This class does not require any prerequisites or Japanese language
-This class meets with EALC E300 and CULS C701
-This class has film viewings on Wednesday nights from 7:00-10:00 pm

This lecture/discussion class is an introduction to Japanese film
from the early silent films to contemporary cinema. While exploring
the history of Japanese film and its social and cultural contexts,
we examine works by important directors (such as Mizoguchi,
Kurosawa, Ozu and Imamura), genres, themes and techniques.
Particular areas of focus include gender, war, memory, censorship,
visuality and narrative.

Film screenings on Wed evenings are a mandatory part of the course
and students who are not able to attend this timeslot in addition to
the T/Th scheduled class times will not be able to take this course.

Students will be evaluated on class attendance, discussion
participation, film reviews, essays, and exams.

Graduate students taking this course as EALC-E505 or CULS-C701
(Special topics in Cultural Studies) will be assigned an additional
research paper and oral presentation.