21F.596 Anime: Transnational Media and Culture

Class Info

Explores anime (Japanese animated films and TV shows) as a study in flows among media and cultures. Discusses Japan's substantial share of the TV cartoon market and the reasons for anime's worldwide success. Focuses on cultural production and the ways anime cultures are created through the interactive efforts of studios, sponsors, fans, broadcasters, and distributors. Uses anime scholarship and media examples as a means to examine leading theories in media and cultural studies, gender and sexuality, technology and identity, and post-industrial globalization. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Japanese. Preference to Japanese minors.

This class has 21F.504 as a prerequisite.

21F.596 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by I. Condry.

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

In the Fall 2012 Subject Evaluations, 21F.596 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Course Library site.

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