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CHID 496 A: Focus Groups

Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
T 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
PDL C101
SLN: 
10754
Instructor:
mumtaz
Cynthia Anderson

Focus Group Description

Class Title: Animation: Miyazaki and the Vitality of Media
Student Faciliator: Mary Hinsvark
Email: meh560@uw.edu
Supervised by: Phillip Thurtle

Hayao Miyazaki’s films have reached screens across the world and resonated
with all kinds of populations. He didn’t gain this appeal by dumbing down
his films, having noisy action sequences, or creating musical numbers for his
characters to warble; instead he grew this allurement by creating multiple
points for identification and building complex layers through his animation.
Due to this, closely studying Miyazaki films allows for understanding and
questioning in areas such as cultural studies, media theory, the philosophy
of technology, and gender studies, and their intersectional connections.

This focus group will view the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki and read selected
writings in philosophy, media theory, and cultural studies in order to
investigate the importance of animation in contemporary media, compare
Japanese and Western visual conventions, research the gendered uses of
technology, and interrogate the role of world building and speculative
fiction in understanding the world.

Catalog Description: 
Credit/no-credit only.
Credits: 
2.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:02pm
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