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14916 : Yokai Media

Description: This course centers on yōkai (monsters or fantastic creatures) and theories of the fantastic in cinema and media. Historically, it spans the range from medieval emaki and Edo chōnin culture through 20th and 21st century manga and anime. Inquiry into yōkai and the fantastic is intended to develop new strategies for putting cinema and media into dialogue with theories of political sovereignty and capitalism in the context of everyday life and its urban myths.

Instructor(s): Thomas Lamarre

Offered: Autumn 2020

Category: Theory

Cluster(s): Digital Moving Image