Japanese Animation & New Media

SAME AS G33.1708

This course looks at the terms and conditions of Japanese animation (primarily, though not exclusively, anime) as, in many ways, a new and unique mode of expression. The course is framed in which anime might, or might not, shift earlier modes of expression (both literary and animated): the prevalence of mythology in animation and the tension between mythology and ideology; the importance of genre; and the impact of ?old? and ?new? media on narrative structure and reception. Implications of these conditions for thinking about ?Japanese? culture are also considered.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Thomas D Looser
M: 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM 7E12 134