This unit introduces you to the history of Japanese film production with a focus on theory, criticism, and reception. Films will be discussed according to themes and genres and read in their socio-political contexts. It provides an initiated understanding of one of the most important film traditions in an international perspective.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1 film screening/week (film viewing is mandatory but can be organised by students independently)
3x1200wd total film blog (20%), 1x900wd film review (15%), 1x2400wd film essay (40%), 1x1.5hr semester exam (25%)
6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011Prohibitions