An introduction to Japanese Anime: history, genres and authors
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HF254
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This online cinema course focuses on Japanese animation films. It will provide the students with an overview of the main historical, technical and theoretical aspects of anime.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
During the course we will cover the history of animation cinema in Japan, the connections between animation and comics (manga) and the main directors and films that contributed in making anime a major worldwide cultural phenomenon.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Identify key aspects in anime.
-Appreciate the process behind the making of anime.
-Discuss anime analytically and critically.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The ability and willingness to read texts and watch films, think about them in critical ways and discuss in an open and supportive manner with the other people in the class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Articles and extracts from the films will be provided to the students. The class will be structured around a combination of PowerPoint presentations, film clips and class discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. The tutor will supply all reading and watching material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
For other Film Studies courses look under History, Culture & Writing/Film Studies at www.citylit.ac.uk.
Dr Cristina Massaccesi is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of European Languages, Cultures and Society of University College London. Her fields of teaching and research are Film Studies and Sequential Art. She's published a book on FW Murnau's Nosferatu (Auteur and Columbia University Press, 2015) and is currently working on a new book project on James Cameron's Aliens (1986) for Auteur's forthcoming Constellations series.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.