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Justin C. Jesty
C LIT 397
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Cinema Studies

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.

Class description

ANIME AND ANIMATION This course will provide an introduction to the history and theory of Japanese animation. We will watch a number of key works of anime and learn a variety of approaches to them, including formal analysis and analysis of anime reception and fandom, and a consideration of thematic elements such as their representation of gender, history and the future, and the human/machine and human/animal divide. No prerequisites. No knowledge of Japanese required.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Justin C. Jesty
Date: 06/05/2013