JAP219 Japanese Film and Culture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Zuzana Kubovčáková, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Mejzlíková (lecturer)
Mgr. Marek Mikeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Plšek, M.A., M. P. P., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Rozwałka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ivan Rumánek, PhD. et PhD (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies – Asia Studies Centre – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Barbora Mejzlíková
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies – Asia Studies Centre – Faculty of Arts
Tue 17:30–20:45 N51
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/120, only registered: 0/120, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/120
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims at introducing certain aspects of Japanese cultural patterns by means of selected cinematography of renowned Japanese directors and their exemplary works. A number of movies that are nowadays considered cultic or classical have been selected for screening throughout the term, with a concise introduction to the contemporary social or cultural setting of the plot. The movies will among others include Japanese historical narratives presented in a more modern disguise, classical-novels-turned-films, and some traditional anime. By the end of the course students will gain a thorough knowledge of Japanese cultural as well as social and historical patterns via the media of cinematography.
  • 0. Introduction to the course;
  • 1. - 11. Screenings of selected movies, fictions and documentaries, introductory lectures;
  • 12. Conclusion – final discussion
  • Japanese cinema : texts and contexts. Edited by Alastair Phillips - Julian Stringer. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2007, xviii, 363. ISBN 9780415328487. info
  • STANDISH, Isolde. A new history of Japanese cinema : a century of narrative film. New York: Continuum, 2006, 414 s. ISBN 0826417906. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, presentation with commentary, discussion.
Assessment methods
Final written test (score 70% or higher). Class attendance required.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je určen i pro studenty mimo mateřské obory.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2017, recent)
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