SAC 458 - Film Culture in Korea
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class offers a survey of the films produced during the last hundred years in South Korea. In order to better understand the resurgence of Korean films in recent years and the critical acclaim that they received domestically and globally, the course will examine representative films, directors, and genres from the inception of the industry in the colonial era through the recent years. Through the screening and in-depth discussions of the films, students will gain insights into the larger historical, social, and cultural contexts that informed and shaped the production and consumption of the films. This course, therefore, will explore the history of Korean cinema through the framework of national/transnational cinema discourse, auteur/genre theory, globalization, the division system, and the problem of nation/state. While working through different genres of historical drama, melodrama, literary adaptation, horror, mystery, and monster films, we will discuss topics pertaining to family, sexuality, gender, cultural tradition, national identity, social movement, and urbanization. We will also pay particular attention to the production of films and the role of censorship, and how artistic assertion and negotiation are reflected in their final cut.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and participation 10%, Weekly response papers 10%, Group discussion 5%, 3 Analytic papers 25% each (75%)

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of Korean language, culture, history, or cinema is required. All materials will be in English or subtitled in English.

Class Format:

We meet twice a week and each class (90 min) will consist of lecture and discussion. There will be on-line streaming of the films, and additional screening labs will be held when necessary.

SAC 458 - Film Culture in Korea
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