|Title||Korean Cinema and Modernization|
|Field of Study||Korean language, Korean studies|
|Description||This course examines major events and shifts in Korean history, politics, culture, and society, as well as the historical background of contemporary Korean cinema, through engaging with five important Korean films made by four prominent film-makers from the 1990s to the present. You will learn about aesthetics, genres, and movements in the Korean film industry, and participate in discussion about national culture and identity to understand Korean society and culture in greater depth. Throughout the written assignments and the discussion, you will be encouraged to develop critical insights into various topics and issues and to analyze texts from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet a guest speaker, who will introduce the background of the Korean traditional music used in Sopyonje (1993) and the concept of han as an essential and unique Korean emotion and identity. She will also perform several songs from the film Sopyonje (1993) and teach one of them to you. Students should be aware that the films in this class contain sexual and violent content. It is not necessary for students to have prior knowledge of Korean language, culture, or cinema. All films will be screened with English subtitles.|
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
None. Students are not expected to be deeply familiar with Korea or Korean cinema.
|Materials||Korean Cinema and Modernization_David Tizzard|
|Last Updated||April 27, 2023|