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124261 KO Critical Media Analysis (2021W)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Animation, Animism, and Apocalypse in Japanese Anime

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 26 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 19.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 09.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 16.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 23.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 30.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 07.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 14.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 11.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 18.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Tuesday 25.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will familiarise students with the history, contexts, fandoms and art forms of Japanese animation, by focusing on a series of canonical film and television works from the 1990s to the present day. We will focus on the canonical works of this period (Akira, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Attack on Titan etc) through 3 interconnected theoretical points of focus. First, ecocriticism, in which we will analyse the politics and worldviews behind these works' animist and vitalist depictions. Secondly, posthumanism, in which we will analyse their vision of a modernity in which the distinction between the human and the machine is becoming increasingly blurred. Thirdly, the apocalypse, in which we will discuss how these works depict the end of the world and images of revelation and transformation in order to explore a series of interrelated cultural, social, political and philosophical concerns.

Assessment and permitted materials

50% Final Essay (2,500 words)
20% Presentation
10% Participation / regular contribution to Moodle forum discussions
10% Abstract (300 words)
10% Final Moodle Quiz

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must fulfill and pass each of the 5 course requirements (Essay, presentation, discussion, abstract, Moodle Quiz)

Examination topics

The course reading and presentations

Reading list

Supportive material (PPTs, texts, videos and video links) will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 12:48