CULTURAL STUDIES OF EAST ASIA (JAPAN)

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
STUDI CULTURALI DEI PAESI DELL'ASIA ORIENTALE (GIAPPONE)
Course code
LM2450 (AF:224709 AR:107718)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
L-OR/22
Period
1st Semester
Course year
2
Where
VENEZIA
This course aims to offer an introduction to critical theory in relation to issues of identity/alterity, culture and power (Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Studies).
The overall aim is to offer conceptual and interpretative tools for an advanced understanding of Japanese cultures and to train participants in oral and written presentation skills.
None
Japan made in Italy:

1. Introduction to kex concepts of critical theory (Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies).
2. Introduction to concepts of race/ethnicity and whiteness/yellowness (Critical Race Studies).
3. Representations, discourses and practices related to 'Japan' and 'the Japanese' in global, euro-american and Italian context.
4. Group research, analysis and oral presentation.
Readings will be presented in classes and will be available together with the slides of the lessons in the teaching materials on line (I.S.A.).
written and oral
Attendees (12/15 lessons):
- 3 reports during the course on the contents discussed in class and on the assigned readings (25% final grade)
- group presentation (25% final grade)
- individual essay to be discussed during exams sessions (50% final grade)

Non-attendees:
- written test on all the assigned readings (50% final grade)
- individual essay (50% final grade)

Office hour: Tuesday, from 4 p.m. (Palazzo Vendramin, sala B-ricevimento).
Lecture/seminar.
Attendance at each class meeting is expected. Students will be required to complete the assigned readings before coming to class, to present them and to participate actively in discussions.
Italian


  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • Use of open-source software
Last update of the programme: 22/09/2017