ENGL 4373 Korean Cinema (Fall: 3 )
South Korea today is home to one of the most vibrant film industries in the world. It is also a cinema largely unknown to Americans. The course will introduce students to a broad range of Korean films, from melodramas made during the Japanese colonial era to contemporary horror films. Along the way we will explore Korean political history, the relationship to Hollywood and European cinematic conventions, questions of genre, and auteurism. Films to be screened may include: Madame Freedom, Old Boy, and Welcome to Dongmakgol.
Instructor(s): Christina Klein
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Comments: Requires one film screening per week outside of class time and weekly reading
Last Updated: 29-Jan-16