インターナショナルスクール集中科目2019 国際社会都市論Ⅰ

開催日2019年9月24~27日

インターナショナルスクール集中科目(学部と前期博士課程の共通科目)は、国際社会や比較文化・都市をテーマとする講義を英語で聴き、内容に関するグループ討議や質疑応答を英語でおこなう授業です。異文化理解のための多角的な視点を学ぶ機会として、また英語でのディスカッションを経験するのにも最適なプログラムです。今年度は「国際都市文化論Ⅰ」として、以下の内容で開講されます。講義資料等は、当日配布します。

対象:学部2~4年、前期博士課程(文学部・文学研究科以外も履修可能)

講師: MA Ran/馬然 (Nagoya University; E-mail :maran[at]nagoya-u.jp)

Synopsis:

In this fast-changing, ever globalizing world, the life and existence of human beings are to great extent defined by the urban condition they are enmeshed within and struggling with. This graduate-level seminar attempts to survey major urban issues and cultural topics in modern societies by engaging with a wide spectrum of cultural texts drawn from films, literary works as well as architecture; in case studies, particular attention is paid to the social context and cities in Asia. City will not only be simply explored as the theme or ambience featured in these texts, following our adventure of “entering” the city, with the socio-historical dimensions of urban space theoretically surveyed, we shall direct our attention to the urbanites and their mental life. Finally, the seminar will position the study of urban culture within the heated discourses and debates on globalization. Departing from observations upon Asian metropolises, students are expected to debate and discuss cinematic texts in relation to the urban condition of local, regional and global scales. Through the seminar, students will learn to approach and critique the cultural space of cities by utilising key concepts drawn from various theoretical perspectives such as cultural studies, visual culture and sociology.

Session 1

READING SESSION: CITY AS CULTURAL TEXT

Required Reading

Donald Richie, Tokyo: A View of the City, London, England: Reaktion Books, 1999,11-16

Walter Benjamin, “Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century”, 1935

NOTE: Students are expected to read the assigned texts before the intensive lectures start.

Session 2

ARRIVING IN THE CITY: SPACE, EVENT AND CINEMA

Required Reading

Yomi Braester, “Arriving in the City; Touring the City; Watching the City”, Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Networks in East Asia. Yomi Braester, James Tweedie, eds., Hong Kong University Press: 2010.

Mark Shiel. “Cinema and the City in History and Theory”, Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context, ed. Tony Fitzmaurice and Mark Shiel, 2001

Film for discussion: Sans Soleil, Dir. Chris Marker, 1983

(also refer to Tokyo-ga, Dir. Wim Wenders, 1985)

Session 3

HAUNTING CITIES: THE UNCANNY AND THE GHOSTLY 

Required Readings

Dudley Andrew, “Ghost Towns”, Cinema at the City’s Edge:  Film and Urban Networks in East Asia. Yomi Braester, James Tweedie, eds., Hong Kong University Press: 2010.

Freud, “Uncanny”, 1919

Tweedie, James. in “Morning in The New Metropolis: Taipei and the Globalization of City Film,” Cinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity and State Of The Arts, edited by Darrell William Davis and Ru-shou Robert Chen, Routledge, 2007, p116-130

Film for discussion: TBA.

Session 4

THE DISAPPEARING CITY: RUINS & MONUMENTS

Required Reading

Sheldon H. Lu, “Tear Down the City: Reconstructing Urban Space in Contemporary Chinese Popular Cinema and Avant-Garde Art”, The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema And Society At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century, eds. Zhang Zhen, 2007

Film for discussion: 100 Flowers Hidden Deep, Dir.:Chen Kaige (available at YouTube); TBA

Session 5-6 (time of film screening included)

FLÂNEUR AND STRANGERHOOD: ROAMING IN THE CITY 

Required Readings

Georg Simmel, “the Stranger”

Also available online at: http://midiacidada.org/img/O_Estrangeiro_SIMMEL.pdf

Linda Chiu-Han Lai, “Whither the Walker Goes: Spatial Practices And Negative Poetics In 1990s Chinese Urban Cinema”, The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema And Society At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century, eds. Zhang Zhen, 2007

Walter Benjamin, “On Some Motifs on Baudelaire”

Homework Viewing: Suzhou River, Dir. Lou Ye, 2000

Session 7

CIRCULATING IMAGES IN THE GLOBAL ERA: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NETWORK

Required Readings

Julian Stringer, “Global Cities and International Film Festival Economy,” Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context, ed. Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice, London: Blackwell, 2001, 134–44

Thompson, Kristine & Bordwell, David, 2010. “Toward a Global Film Culture”, Film History: An Introduction, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, p694-712

Session 8

THE SPACE OF POLITICS & THE POLITICS OF SPACE IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION—THROUGH THE LENSING OF CINEMA

Butler, Judith. “Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of The Street”, Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism. Meg McLagan and Yates McKee. MIT Press. November 2012, p117-137

Chee Lilian & Lim Edna. 2015. “Asian Films and The Potential Of Cinematic Space”, in Asian Cinema and the Use of Space: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Chee Lilian & Lim Edna, Routledge

NOTE: Group Presentation Session