ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Winter 2007, Section 008 - Dialogue of Violence
Instruction Mode: Section 008 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures

Details

Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit.
Meet Together Classes:
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Description


This course will explore the relationship of WWIIs Pacific Theater to moving image media in two movements. First, a comparative history of Hollywood and Japanese filmmaking during the war explores issues of race, nationality, propaganda, and violence. The second half of the course continues to analyze these problems by turning to post-1945 (and post-9/11) attempts to remember, critique and commemorate (or forget) WWII in media as disparate as television, video art, and the internet.

Dialogue of Violence will screen propaganda by Frank Capra, Kurosawa Akira, John Ford, Bruce Conner, Imamura Shohei and others to ask questions like:

  • Do nations have their own, distinct languages of violence?
  • What makes a hero?
  • What's Fordian about John Ford's Sex Hygiene?
  • How many women does it take to build one B-29 a minute?
  • Are stereotypes actually a mundane part of everyday life?
  • What does a mushroom cloud mean?
  • Is memory a form of history?
  • What happens when racism and global warfare meet?

Schedule

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
20899
Open
6
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23865
Open
13
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
25465
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 8:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
25557
Open
9
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
25463
Open
4
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
27789
Open
10
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LAB)
 In Person
27790
Open
10
 
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M 3:00PM - 7:00PM
008 (LEC)
 In Person
27819
Open
5
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (LAB)
 In Person
27820
Open
5
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
28111
Open
28
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
29191
Open
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM

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