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Fall 2017-2018
* EAS 303 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Japanese Film & Media Studies

Franz K. Prichard

Study of contemporary Japan through major works of film, photography, and visual culture. The course will explore defining transformations in urban and media ecologies, experiences of development and disaster, and the contentious environmental histories that inform contemporary Japan. The course will foster critical skills in interdisciplinary methods and transnational approaches to the study of film and visual media from Japan in regional and global contexts.

Sample reading list:
Miyazaki Hayao, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Oshima Nagisa, Night and Fog in Japan
Nakahira Takuma, For a Language to Come
Abe Kobo, The Frontier Within
Yuriko Furuhata, Cinema of Actuality
Marc Steinberg, Anime's Media Mix

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings of up to 100 pages, weekly response papers, midterm and final papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22277 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   227   Enrolled:12 Limit:20