Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2024

  • Special Topics in Film Genre – Japanese Visual Culture: Becoming Cyborgs: Cinema, Anime, and the Practices of Sociality

    171 002 | CCN: 26617

    Daniel Cuong O'Neill

    Location: Dwinelle 209

    Date and Time: TU, TH 12:30pm - 1:59pm

    4 Units

    This semester, we will explore a range of media works with a focus on cinema and anime, including eco-horror, melodrama, and tech-noir. We will approach contemporary Japanese cinema and anime as participants in a series of transnational conversations about cybernetics, media mix, gaming and database aesthetics as well as on emergent forms of sociality (gender, race, sexuality) intimated by the reconfigurations of communication technologies. In addition to discussing the transcultural give and take of media theory, we will explore the various intersections of Japanese cinema with other media forms in order to challenge some of our basic assumptions about the geographies of global media.