What do I study and how?

This course covers five main fields: (1) performing arts; (2) film art; (3) manga/animation; (4) corporeal representation culture theory; and (5) the history of corporeal representation culture. Of these, number 4 (corporeal representation culture theory) and number 5 (the history of corporeal representation culture) provide the basic theoretical framework for this course. While studying basic theories, students of this course choose a specific research option from (1) performing arts, (2) film art, or (3) manga/animation and then go on to write a Master's or Doctoral dissertation.

In the fields of (1) performing arts, (2) film art, and (3) manga/animation, there are two types of classes: "seminars" and "critical research." In the seminars, students acquire a basic, sound knowledge of the specialist field, and in critical research classes, students develop the ability to apply that knowledge and learn critiquing skills. Students may also choose to take basic theory in either number 4 or number 5 from the previously listed fields and go on to write a Master's or Doctoral dissertation. In addition to these five areas, there is also a "Lessons in the Theory of Representing Cultural Institutions" class, in which students research the institutional framework of corporeal representation. img20130212-2.jpg Perspectives from the field will allow students to gain a broader, more specific perspective on corporeal representation culture.

Course Introduction

Graduate Course in Cultural Studies in Corporeal and Visual Representation.
Gakushuin University
1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588, JAPAN