Japan postmoderne

LTMO 152D

Japan Postmodern

Earl Jackson, Jr

242 Kresge

Spring 2002

459-4777/2781

talkingcure2000@aol.com

http://www.anotherscene.com

Japan Postmodern

MIDQUARTER
HERE


Ten Midquarters
to Study
: completed with my feedback.

One Two Three Four Five
Six Seven Eight Nine Ten

FINAL HERE.

 

27.3. 02

Love Letter (Iwai Shunji 1995)

Soc
Sci Bld. I Room 110


19.00
29.3.02 

Norma Field,Prologue and Chapter 1 In the Realm of
the Dying Emperor
.
1.4.02

Norma Field, Chapter 2  In the Realm of the Dying
Emperor.


Suzuki Takao and Katsura Eishi,


Kanji
as Cultural Mechanism
.


[Intercommunication 27] (Online Journal. This discussion
is available in English Translation. Just click on the title that’s hyperlinked
above. The original Japanese version is also archived onsite.


FILM: Tokyo Drifter (Suzuki Seijun 1966)
3.4.02


Norma Field, Chapter 3, In the Realm of a Dying Emperor.




5.4.02


4.8.02

Oe Kenzaburo, „Prize Stock“; 

Film: Giants and Toys

(Masumura Yasuzo 1958) 
4.10.02

„Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness.“
4.12.02

Oe Kenzaburo, „The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears
Away.“


Special Screening 7PM Soc Sci II Rm 75

Elegy to Violence (Suzuki Seijun 1966)
4.15.02

Murakami Haruki, „On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl“; „The
Second Bakery Attack.“ On ERES.
Click THIS.


FILM:


Kurutta Ippeiji (Kinugasa Teinosuke 1927)


Picnic (Iwai Shunji 1995)



4.17.02

Murakami, „The Elephant Vanishes“. 


Karatani
Kojin. Introduction to the Non-Cartesian Cogito




FILM: Battle Royale (Fukasaku Kinji
2000)


7 PM Thimann 3
4.19.02

FILM: Water Boys (Yaguchi Shinobu 2001)

7 PM Thimann 3

Karatani
Kojin The Non-Cartesian Cogito or Cogito-as-difference


4.22.02

Murakami Haruki, A Wild Sheep Chase.

Karatani
Kojin. On The Thing-in-Itself
4.24.02

Murakami Haruki, A Wild Sheep Chase.




4.26.02

Murakami Haruki, A Wild Sheep Chase.


Karatani
Kojin The Intercourse of Ideas


22.4.02

Film:Cure (Kurosawa
Kiyoshi)Ide Sachiko. 
„Interview.“ „Excerpt from Women’s Language/Men’s Language.“


[BS 32-65].

24.4.02

Miyabe, All She Was Worth.


26.4.02

Miyabe, All She Was Worth


Ueno Chizuko. „Interview.“  „Are the Japanese ‚Feminine‘?
Some Problems of Japanese Feminism in its Cultural Contexts.“
29.4.02

Mishima Yukio: Sun and Steel [excerpts];

[Afraid to Die]

(Masumura Yasuzo 1960). Starring Mishima Yukio!
1.5.02

Mishima, Hagakure
Nyumon
[excerpts]


** Before this date be sure you have watched all the
films so far assigned, In addition be sure you have watched:


Fires on the Plain (Ichikawa Kon, 1958); and Ghost
Dog
(Jim Jarmusch 1999)


Panel Discussion of Films.
3.5.02

Masao Miyoshi, „Stepping Beyond History: Mishima Yukio.“
[OC Chapter 6].
6.5.02

Film:Focus.
(Isaka
Satoshi 1996)


Begin discussion of Hiroshima, Mon Amour.
8.5.02

Begin Discussion of Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.


Jackson: Desire at Cross[Cultural] Purposes:
Hiroshima,
Mon Amour
and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
10.5.0

The course will attend the Undergraduate Colloquium this
morning.
13.5.02

Film Theory and Practice

[Each Day this week will have a panel discussion.]

Film:

Swallowtail Butterfly (Iwai Shunji 1996)

We are going to study this film.

J.. Hillis Miller. „Humanistic
Discourses and the Other: A Roundtable
.“ [Surfaces. On Line.
Click Title.]
15.5.02

Film theory and practice

Panel Discussion of Films.

Karatani
Kojin, Introduction to Non-Cartesian Cogito


[Karatani
Forum]
17.5.02

Film theory and practice

Panel Discussion of Films.The
Power of Repression and The Power of Foreclosure:


Foucault
and Lacan vis-a-vis Japan.


Film: Karakkaze Yaroo
20.5.02

Abe Kobo. The Ruined Map.


Ishiguro Kazuo and Oe Kenzaburo. „The Novelist
in Today’s World: A Conversation.“ [JW].


Film: Manji (Masumura Yasuzo 1960)
22.5.02

Abe Kobo. The Ruined Map.

Panel Discussion of Japanese Fiction.
24.5.02

Abe Kobo. The Ruined Map.

Virtual  Forum: 

Phantasia Orthographica

Karatani
Kojin on Lacan on Japanese Writing System

Background

Chinese

Korean

Japanese

Jacques
Lacan’s Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious


with hypertext annotation

27.5.02

No class. 

Memorial Day
29.5.02

Panel Discussion:

The films of Iwai Shunji.
31.5.02

What is Japanese Postmodernism?The
Power of Repression and The Power of Foreclosure:


Foucault
and Lacan vis-a-vis Japan.

Final Due Electronically June
5  3.00 PM
Requirements
Regular attendence at lectures


An active email account –

email address should be given the instructor no later
that Friday 29. March. 2002. 



Active Participation in Lecture and in Email Forums.
Email forums will begin Monday April 1st. There will be a question to stimulate
discussion. All students must participate fully in the discussion each
week. One’s responses to the questions and/or other students‘ responses
must be more than casual and every student is required to respond a least
twice per week, however there is no maximum  limit to the number of
responses. Responses must be sent to the entire group. 


As a model for a successful email forum please consult.
Conversation
in Progress
.


http://www.anotherscene.com/converse/


Willingness to use the Internet for research and documented
networking.



There will be occasional
research
technique
assignments
that
will develop specific Internet searching skills. Some of the weekly assignments
and the miquarter and final must also demonstrate student’s familiarity
and frequent use of the site designed for this course, and several other
designated research resources.


Participation in one of the panel discussions.
Present a five-minute paper on the topic within a given panel and be prepared
to take questions and discuss.



One Take-home
Midquarter



One Take-home
Final


NOTE: The Hyperlinks
are the midquarter and final from the 1999 version of this course.
Extra screenings of films outside of the public ones.
These
include:


Oshima Nagisa: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence;

Alain Resnais: Hiroshima, Mon Amour.

Suzuki Seijun: Fighting Elegy; Suzuki Seijun:
Gate
of Flesh
;


Kinji Fukusaka: Black Lizard; Kinji Fukusaka,
et al., Tora! Tora! Tora!


Ichikawa Kon: Harp of Burma; Ichikawa Kon:
Fires on the Plain;
A special screening of Aoyama Shinji’s Eureka
will be arranged in April. This film is Three Hours and forty minutes long.
Attendence is required.

 

Course Description
 An intensive introductory inquiry into the historical,
cultural, and social configurations of „the Postmodern“ paying  particular
attention to Japan’s emergence as the first non-Western nation to attain
recognition as a capitalist superpower. 
Our readings of texts will be con-textualized in a meta-critical
reflection on the act of reading itself and the particularties of the processes
that constitute reading, re-reading, and critical interventions. Film will
play a central role in this course.
The core film series for the course is entitled

Yen
Economies
It runs at 19.00 Mondays Soc Sci I Room 110

1 April – 3.June 2002
An optional companion film series, Variations
Without a Theme
,
It runs at 19.00 Wednesdays Soc Sci I Room 110

27. March- 6.June 2002
Because of the number of films we need to screen, there
are at least two that will be screened as part of the Wednesday film series.
You are required to see these films, but you are not required to see them
at that series. (I would recommend this, however.)
The Films in Question Are:


Films When Screened All Films Screened at

19.00 Soc Sci I. room 110

Unless Otherwise Noted.
Love
Letter
(Iwai Shunji 1995)
27.3.02. Wednesday
Battle
Royale
(Fukusaka Kinji, 2001)
17.4.02

Wednesday

Books at BayTree Bookstore
Treat, John Whittier.Ed. Contemporary Japan and Popular
Culture
.

Oe, K. Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness.

Field, Norma.

In the Realm of a Dying Emperor.

Murakami Haruki. Wild Sheep Chase.

Abe Kobo. The Ruined Map

Miyabe, Miyuki

All She Was Worth.

 

 

Abbreviations
for Texts on ERES

Sandra Buckley, Ed. Broken Silence. Voices of Japanese
Feminism
. (Berkeley: U of California P, 1997) 
[BS]
Japan in the World. Masao Miyoshi and H. D. Harootunian,
Eds. 
[JW]
Postmodernism and Japan

Masao Miyoshi and H. D. Harootunian, eds. (Durham and
London: Duke UP 1989). 
[PJ]

ONLINE SELECTIONS FROM THE Email Forum


Post-Modern
Japan Forum One
Post-Modern
Japan Forum Two
PMJF4
PMJF3 PMJF5
PMJF6 PMJF7 PMJF8
PMJF 9 PMJF 10 PMJF 11
PMJF 12 PMJF 13 PMJF 14
Study Guide One Study Guide Two Study Guide Three
Study Guide Four

NEW SERIES!! BENKYO. ITEMS  1-6 Currently on line.

 


Benkyo One Katie Hannon on „The Second Bakery Attack“
Benkyo Two  Papers on „On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful
April Morning“


Matt Sussman

Cole Akers

Brian Kindle
Benkyo Three D. J. Anderson on „The Elephant Vanishes“
Benkyo Four  More Work on „The Second Bakery Attack“

Matthew Hauge

Ethan

Nathan Walker

*See especially my feedback on
what an underwater volcano looks like
.
Benkyo Five Anonymous on „The Second Bakery Attack“
Benkyo Six Tim Powers on Karatani and Murakami

To Study
Guide One: Moments in the Conceptual History of the „Postmodern“
. I.

To Study
Guide Two: Focusing Japan
.

To Project
Muse- linked Articles on Postmodernism
.
NOTE
USE ONLY
Internet Explorer to open this page.

To Textual
Resources
.

Other Resources

Categorized
Japan Research Resources

Japanese
Religion Webliography

Online
Resources for Research in Japanese Literature

Murakami
Haruki Webliography

Earl’s
Glossaries

Histories
of Meaning

Another Scene

Mishima
Yukio Cyber Museum

The Voice of the
Shuttle


LTMO 152D

Japan Postmodern

Earl Jackson, Jr

talkingcure2000@aol.com

Spring 1999

459-4777/2781

http://www.anotherscene.com