Studies in Anglophone Culture (1B) University of Tsukuba
Melodrama can be seen as an expressive mode, a genre and an ideological form. As it relies heavily on emotions, pathos and sensationalism, melodrama has been criticized as “low brow” and relegated to the “woman’s genre”. In this course, we will discuss melodrama as a culturally situated genre and expressive mode, which incorporates a variety of stylistics and aesthetic conventions. We will finally explore melodrama’s intertwinement with discourse of gender, race, nationalism and modernity.
This seminar will introduce you to research methods and writing in the field of films studies. Our focus will be on key film studies texts: we will explore the text’s premises, frameworks, theoretical underpinnings, how it approaches film, but also its mechanics and rhetorical strategies.
Communication Skills; Data Information Literacy; International Communication;
1. Participation: 70%
2. Paper proposal and presentation: 30%
Online Course Requirement
Open in even number years.
Identical to 02DSA48.
Lecture is conducted in English.
Hybrid or Others
in an online hybrid format (combining asynchronous [filmed lectures] and synchronous [TEAMS discussions] content)
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