Intensive Lecture Course : Learning the Power of Observation (2023/7/31-2023/8/4)

The Transcultural Studies Division holds an intensive lecture course entitled “Learning the Power of Observation” (Foundation I – Seminar (VMC)), taught by Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda on July 31 and August 1-4.

In this intensive course, he will explain how and why he takes his particular approach to documentary filmmaking, covering all phases of filmmaking from filming to editing to marketing. It will give students an opportunity to learn how a documentary filmmaker thinks and works. Examining actual day to day problems he faces, students will also learn and study various issues around documentary, such as ethics, economics, reality vs fiction, subjectivity vs objectivity, etc. At the end of the course, each student must write and submit a final paper which discusses such issues analyzing my films and methods.

Date & Time: July 31, August 1-4 10:30-12:00, 13:15-14:45, 15:00-16:30
LocationLecture Room 9, Basement Floor, Research Building No.2 (Map㉞)
Language: English and Japanese


Welcome all students who are interested in cinema and media studies.

Prior registration is required.
Click here to register.

If you have questions about it, you may contact Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano at wadamarciano.mitsuyo.6w[a]

The Memory of the Second World War in Asia and Europe (2023/3/6~2023/3/10)

The Transcultural Studies Division will hold a special seminar entitled “The Memory of the Second World War in Asia and Europe” offered by Dr. Takuma Melber from Heidelberg University.

Date & Time: From March 6, Monday to March 10, Friday 10:00-16:30
Location: Lecture room 5 (第5講義室), Faculty of Letters Main Bldg. (MAP⑧)
Language: English

Registration on KULASIS for academic credits is already closed. Please contact JDTS coordination if you want to register for this seminar or you have questions about it, you may contact at info[a]

Please find the seminar poster and syllabus.