21F.593 Japanese Literature and Cinema


Class Info

Surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture, with emphasis on the modern period. Includes topics such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown with subtitles in English. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Japanese. Preference to Japanese minors.

This class has 21F.504 as a prerequisite.

21F.593 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Cullen.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21F.593 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: 21F.065 / 21F.593 Japanese Literature and Cinema, Spring 2006 site.

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