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150063 SE Representing Taiwan on Screen: History, Memory, Identity (M7 LK) (2021W)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

UPDATE 20.11.2021: Classes will take place online on Zoom during the lockdown. A link will be posted on Moodle before the next session is due.

Attendance of the first session is compulsory to attend the seminar, and participants must comply with the Coronavirus measures stipulated by the University.

Donnerstag 07.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Donnerstag 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar centres on film culture in Taiwan in connection with questions of history, memory, and identity. Focusing primarily on the so-called Taiwan New Cinema that has developed since the 1980s and twenty-first century Post-New Cinema, the course will investigate cinematic representations of Taiwan’s colonial and postcolonial histories and articulations of conflicting identities, traumatic memories, and contested nationhood. The course will thus encourage participants to reflect critically on the formation of cultural and linguistic identity and feelings of national belonging, questions of economic and cultural imperialism, (post)colonialism, social and ethnic conflict, authoritarian violence, collective trauma and healing.

The analysis of selected films by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-liang, Ang Lee, Wei Te-sheng, and others, along with discussions of relevant documentaries and academic publications, will assist the understanding of how cinema can contribute to the construction of notions of cultural, national, and transnational identity, ethnicity, and social memory. Themes and topics addressed during the course include theories of national, transnational, diasporic, and Sinophone cinema, the politics of authorism and film festivals, cinema and soft power, slow cinema, the globalization of martial arts cinema, modernity and postmodernity in film, cinema and the city, theories of cinematic realism, gender, and queer cinema. Each topic is illustrated by one or more case studies (films) that form the basis of the seminar discussions.

By successfully completing this course, participants will acquire a foundation in the history of cinema in Taiwan in connection to wider cultural developments on the island since the twentieth century and understand the social and political dimensions of Taiwanese film culture in relation to the wider Sinophone and Asian regions as well as in the context of the global film industry. They will enhance their ability to interpret complex visual texts, learn how to apply visual analysis, close reading, and a range of theoretical approaches to assess the significance of image-making and the role of cinematic representation in the socio-cultural production of notions of history, memory, identity, and nationhood. Participants will be encouraged to approach cinema from a range of perspectives in film studies, cultural studies, and Asian studies. Thus, the seminar will increase understanding of visual and textual analysis as well as critical theory.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Attendance; preparation of and written comments on the seminar materials; active participation (including online, with cameras on, in the event of remote delivery due to Covid) 15%

Presentation (reading reports, film analysis) incl. formulation of discussion questions and moderation of group discussion 20%

Presentation of seminar paper plan (PowerPoint with preliminary bibliography) 20%

Final written paper (seminar paper, 10-12 pages) 45%. Deadline: 20 February 2022, submission via Moodle

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The seminar is conducted in English and does not require Chinese-language proficiency. All core viewings (films) are available with subtitles, and core readings in English will be provided via Moodle at the start of the semester. Participants are nonetheless welcome to use Chinese- as well as German-language materials in written papers and seminar assignments and to inform group discussions. Each session consists of a short introduction followed by presentations and group discussion. While the introduction contextualizes the main theme of the session, the presentations and discussion focus on the film assigned for independent viewing ahead of each session, and related readings. Students are expected to take a collaborative and interactive approach to the course. Regular attendance and active participation (including online, with cameras on, in the event of remote delivery due to Covid) are required and count for 15% of the final grade.

A maximum of 3 unjustified absences (three sessions) is allowed.

Participants are required to give a presentation on the assigned reading and viewing materials that counts for 20% of the final grade. Additionally, they are required to present a plan of the final written paper (seminar paper) with preliminary bibliography. This second presentation counts for 20% of the final grade.

Depending on class size, the first presentation can be delivered individually or in a group. The second presentation is an individual presentation. In both cases, students who do not wish to present orally have the option of showing a pre-recorded slideshow or video presentation. Detailed guidelines will be given at the start of the course.

The final written paper counts for 45% of the final grade. It can address any topic that relates to the themes explored during the course.

All assignments need to be fulfilled to attain a positive overall grade. The final written paper must be passed to pass the course, regardless of the partial grades achieved in the other assignments.

Late submission: Up to one week of delay is permitted, with a deduction of one full grade for the week or part thereof.

Prüfungsstoff

n/a

Literatur

Berry, Chris, and Lu, Feii Lu. eds. Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.

Davis, Darrell, and Emily Yueh-yu Yeh. Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Hong, Gou-Juin. Taiwan Cinema : A Contested Nation on Screen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Rawnsley, Ming-yeh, Gary Rawnsley, and Kuei-fen Chiu. eds. Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change. London: Routledge, 2017.

Cheng, Jim, James. Wicks, and Sachie. Noguchi. An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

A detailed schedule and reading/viewing list will be provided on Moodle at the start of the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

LK 310

Letzte Änderung: Sa 20.11.2021 21:48