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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2005

ANS 372 • Korean Cinema: Screening Culture Through Time-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29202 W
TH
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
PAR 103
WCH 4.118
Thomas, J.

Course Description

This course will examine the social and cultural content of South Korean Film, as seen in representations of tradition, modernity, fashion, aesthetics, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, social identity, popular culture, gender relations, social problems, and Korean history, etc. By applying concepts and issues of film theory, we will develop a critical perspective and framework for analyzing these dimensions of Korean film. We will pay particular attention to the relationship between the social themes in Korean films at any given time and the state of social conditions and consciousness in South Korea when those films were produced. Previous exposure to Korean Studies, East Asian Studies, or Film Studies would be assets, but are not expected or required.

Texts

Lee, Hyang Jin. Contemporary Korean Cinema: Identity, Culture and Politics Kim, Kyung Hyun. Remasculinization of Korean Cinema

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