Media Worlds & East Asia

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: Michelle Cho
Subject: East Asian Studies
Course Code: EAS197H1S
Time: Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00

The term “world-making” is often used nowadays to refer to transmedia storytelling, or the creation of story-worlds across serial narratives in a range of entertainment media, such as novels, games, film series/franchises, television shows, comics, and webtoons. This course looks at the ways that media producers and fans, alike, engage with media worlds. More importantly, the course situates these media worlds within a broader conception of “world-making,” namely, the geopolitical and economic configuration of modern East Asia. (No prior knowledge of East Asian languages or cultures is necessary.)

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Pre-requisites:

none

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

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“Arrested Development”

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