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Japanese and Chinese Studies: Japanese Studies

JAPN 340 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema (1)

A survey of major Japanese films and film directors from the "golden age" of Japanese cinema in the 1950s - 1960s to the present. Emphasis will be on the style and feel of Japanese films, and how stylistic elements embody and reflect traditional aesthetics, the social and political contexts of the films and aspects of their production and consumption will be examined as well. Conducted in English.

  • Prerequisite: Introductory Literature or Film course, or a course on Japanese History, Society, or Literature
  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Interpreting Text; Fourth Semester Language Requirement
  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Loftus