|Title||Korean Cinema and Modernization|
|Field of Study||Korean studies|
|Delivery Method||Offline (100% offline course):|
Korean Cinema has not only become part of the broader Korean Wave (Hallyu), it has also achieved critical and mainstream success across the globe thanks to movies such as Oldboy, Train to Busan, and A Taxi Driver. This course will explore how the South Korean film renaissance has mirrored the country’s own move into modernity, politically and culturally.
The course will examine the Korean movies and their relation to modern society in terms of the film industry, popular culture, genres, gender, and individuality.
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of Korean Cinema’s idiosyncratic and identifiable tropes and features, while also allowing them to then draw conclusions as to what this says about the country’s social and cultural development. Through the study of this particular art-form, students will come to know the country in a more detailed and thorough manner.
|Materials||HISS Syllabus Korean Cinema and Modernization (Tizzard)|
|Last Updated||October 29, 2021|