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Picturing Korea: History and Memory in South Korean Cinema

EAST 1951C S01 [CRN: 17083]

South Korean films have recently shown a thematic preoccupation with the nation’s tumultuous history by presenting diverse stories of past event and experience. They have also rendered different ways to address the issues related to important social developments and cultural phenomena. The aim of this seminar is to think about cinema’s role as a medium for visual storytelling and as a site for producing historical imaginations. Prior coursework on film and media and/or the history of East Asia is required, and students are expected to have a firm grounding in the methods of critical reading, textual analysis, and scholarly argumentation.
Fall 2017
16:00 - 18:30 Tue - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017