English 84

Sophomore Seminar: High Culture/Low Culture: Film Genres and the Cinema of Ang Lee

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2009 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
Th 2-5 300 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Yueh-yu Yeh, Davis, D., eds.:  Taiwan Film Directors; Berry & Farquhar:  China on Screen; Davis, D.:  Picturing Japneseness; Chow, R.:  Primitive Passions


This course will examine the formal techniques, expectations, experiences, and thematic concerns of some of Ang Lee's films, in the context of Hollywood and foreign films. We will also take advantage of the resources of Cal Performances and the Pacific Film Archive.

This course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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