The Transcultural Studies Division holds lecture series as a part of the course, “Transcultural Asian Cinema” conducted by Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
This course examines contemporary East Asian cinemas’ transnational current at various levels of industry, genre, filmic style, and global commodification. Despite Hollywood cinema’s historical dominance of the global cinema market, the ways in which cinema is disseminated have never been monolithic. Such cultural traffic has occurred through negotiations among locales, regions, and nations, across East Asian countries and Hollywood as well.
This 2-month intensive course, cosponsered with Transcultural Cinema Forum, scrutinizes the dynamic between the global and the local by focusing on those East Asian cinemas’ strategies towards globalization and regionalization. The course has been constructed in multiple sections, investigating transcultural aspects in cinema with specific topics, such as “Children of the World (1940): Jewish Filmmakers in Exile in Occupied Shanghai, 1939-1945,” “When Currents Collide: Chinese Independent Cinema and Japan.”
This course is designed for all students who are interested in screen culture in Asia and other areas. Attending lectures, which will be held on Tuesdays in class, is mandatory in order to discuss both films and reading assignments during the classes.
Date & Time: October 11, 18, 25, November1, 8, 15, 15:00-18:15
Location: 1st floor Meeting Room(１階会議室), Faculty of Letters(文学部校舎)
Free to All
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