C LIT 596D (Special Studies in Comparative Literature) Winter Quarter 2007
Winter Quarter 2007
office: C-504 Padelford
office hours: BY APPOINTMENT
Instructor: Yomi Braester email@example.com
Jian Ge (Gladys)
The seminar is designed as a crash course for graduate students who wish to get familiar with the discipline of Chinese cinema, for future research and teaching, and provides an introduction to the history, critical practices and current scholarship of Chinese film.
1. Presentation of secondary text: every participant will make an informal presentation on a week's assigned reading and films and prepare for facilitating in-class discussion.
2 . Book review: Each participant will write a 1,000-word review on the secondary source chosen for the presentation (due two weeks after the presentation) (due date to be arranged with the instructor).
3 . Final paper: approximately 15 pages. Details will be discussed in class. Due no later than April 6.
4 . In addition, students are encouraged (but not required) to give a formal 15-minute presentation.
|Berry, China on Screen|
|Participants are encouraged to watch either Center Stage (now available in the remastered director's cut) or Song of Youth|
||Early Cinema 1|
|Zhang, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen, chapters 1-4; 7 (presentation: Laura)|
|Films: Laborer's Love; The Goddess|
||Early Cinema 2|
|Pang, Building a New China in Cinema (presentation: Chia-ying)|
|Films: Sons and Daughters of the Storm; The Highway|
||The Fifth Generation 1|
|Chow, Primitive Passions (presentation: Natalie)|
|Films: Old Well; Yellow Earth|
||The Fifth Generation 2|
|Clark, Reinventing China (presentation: Lauren)|
|Films: Life on a String; The Big Parade|
||Cinema in the 1980s|
|Pickowicz and Zhang, From Underground to Independent (presentation: Bonnie)|
|Films: Platform; Home Video|
|week 7||Taiwanese cinema|
|Yeh and Davis, Taiwan Film Directors (presentation: Ting-yu and Danny)|
|Films: Home Sweet Home; Buddha Bless America|
||Hong Kong cinema|
|Fu and Desser, The Cinema of Hong Kong, Parts I and III (presentation: Gladys)|
|Films: Mambo Girl; In the Mood for Love|
|week 9||Contemporary cinema|
|Zhang Zhen, ed., The Urban Generation, Parts I and III (presentation: Nina)|
|Films: On the Beat; Suzhou|
|week 10||READING WEEK|