East Asian Languages and Cultures | Studies in East Asian Literature: Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Film
E300 | 12075 | Suzuki, M
No prerequisites; knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary.
Class open to undergraduates only
Class carries COLL A & H distribution credit
Class carries CASE GCC credit
Class has required film viewing on Wednesday nights from 7:00-10:00pm
Class meets with CULS-C 701 and EALC-E505 on this topic
Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Film
This lecture/discussion course examines works of Japanese cinema that
focus on the topic of gender and sexuality. By exploring
representations of gender and sexuality (masculinity, femininity,
gender performance, celebrity, gender roles, normative/deviant
sexuality) we illuminate an important aspect of representative works
and genres, and highlight their social and cultural contexts. In
addition to viewing films, we will read some secondary materials, such
as film criticism, Japanese history and literature, cultural/gender
Film screenings on Wed evenings are a mandatory part of the course;
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, homework, essays, and exams.