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CMS 272 A: Perspectives On Film: Genre

Martial Arts Films

Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
JHN 102
SLN: 
23115
Joint Sections: 
ASIAN 207 A
Instructor:
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Yomi Braester

Syllabus Description:

ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS FILMS

Conventions, Institutional History, and Ideology

 How did martial arts grow into a popular genre in fiction and film, and how did the genre become a worldwide craze? How do martial arts movies comment on East Asian and North American cultures? The course examines the formation of literary and cinematic conventions of martial arts films, the history of their production in countries such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and their ideological background. In addition to offering an introduction to filmic technique and Asian popular media, the course dwells on the importance of visual and bodily perception, gender constructions, and intercultural translation.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to study of film and/or television genre. Literary, mythic, and historic aspects of film and/or television genre. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
May 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
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