Arts, Sciences, and Engineering History
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-170687 HIST 236-1 Mediated Miracles and Monsters: Religion and Modernity in Korean Film and Television Spring 2024 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
MW 325 PM 440 PM Frederick Douglass Room 420 01/17/2024 05/11/2024
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: AHST 222-1, CLTR 244C-1 (P), CLTR 444C-1, HIST 236-1, JPNS 244-1, KORE 244-1, RELC 281-1
Instructors: Jesse LeFebvre
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Restrictions: Instructor Permission
Description: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters,” said C.S. Lewis, “of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” In recent years, Korean film and television has taken the world by storm in what is no small miracle of marketing, technology, and story-telling, but what does contemporary Korean film and television render visible that would otherwise be difficult to see? Onscreen interactions with the supernatural, divine, or horrific provide a unique medium for myth-making, identity formation, and world-building. In this course students will explore the ways in which religion in Korean film and television confront mortality and collective anxieties, and how the interaction between the religious and nonreligious serve as sites for the construction and interrogation of nation, race, gender, identity, modernity, cosmology, and moral discourse.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer