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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Postgraduate Course: Japanese Cyberpunk: Non-Western futuristic fantasy in popular visual genres (ASST11051)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaAsian Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis option is designed to provide students with a wide-ranging knowledge of Japanese ┐cyberpunk┐ in contemporary visual genres such as anime and film. It aims to create an awareness of the ways in which multimodal forms of Japanese cyberpunk are evolved by media-mix of visual contents in the marketplace.

Topics to be covered will include the relation between humanity and futuristic technology, the relationship between linguistic and multimodal analysis, the relations between paper media and audiovisual media and interpretation, and post-apocalyptic visions of techno cityscape, race, music, and gender stereoptypes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To understand the notion, practice and commercial value of "media mix" in Japanese popular culture genres.
To be familiarized with the notion of multimodality and its relationship to the contemporary visual contents of science fiction, manga, anime, video game and film.
To identify main themes and issues associated with Japanese cyberpunk.
To critically analyse strategies of multimedia text interpretation
To use multimodal analysis method to explore sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and dynamic narratives of popular visual genres across media.
Assessment Information
One 4,000 word essay
Special Arrangements
The students will be required to view a recommended list of cyberpunk films regularly during the course.

Warning: some of the recommended films contain both psychological and physical violent scenes. The students are advised to consider this warning before signing up.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsJC
Contacts
Course organiserDr Yoko Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)50 4228
Email: y.m.sturt@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Harvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 1822
Email: Sarah.Harvey@ed.ac.uk
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