Jun 28, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

LANG 360 - Japanese Cinema and Theater

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: HIST 151 or THEA 110 or consent of instructor
This course is conducted in English and explores the distinctive elements of Japanese cinema and theater, which reflect cultural roots of modern Japan. Drawing on the fields of history, religion, literature, film, theater and art, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the influence of traditional dramatic forms on contemporary Japanese cinema. Emphasis is on theatrical and cinematic trends, focusing particularly on the dynamic nature of traditional Japanese theater, which come together as negotiations between political, cultural, feminine, masculine and aesthetic forces and perspectives. Offered alternate years. (CGCL; CHUM; CMCL)