Theorising Japanese Cinema

This course provides a historical overview of cinema in Japan from the silent film era to the present day, looking at styles and subject matter, film genres and movements, studios and directors, as well as cultural, social, political, technological and industrial contexts. The course will also introduce you to some key theoretical frameworks, such as national and transnational cinema, postcolonial thought, gender and spectatorship, and concepts such as genre, new wave, avant-garde and alterity/otherness, in order to deepen your understanding of different critical approaches to Japanese film.

Films selected for this course are subtitled in English. There is no Japanese language requirement for the course.

Classes are offered on Tuesdays (Term 1) 6pm-9pm in central London, starting in the week commencing Monday 3 October 2016.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 5

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First class: Tue 09-Jan-18 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code ARMC093S5AAA

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