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ENGL 4373 Korean Cinema (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

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.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Christina Klein

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: FILM3320

Comments: Requires one film screening per week outside of class time and weekly reading


Last Updated: 29-Jan-16