Philippine Cultural Politics

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 160
Units:

Can a song inspire a revolution? The course focuses on literary, visual, and performance texts that participated in political discourses in the Philippines. What strategies did the writers and artists employ? How did writers and artists face issues of censorship and persecution?  How did social…

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23504
Units: 4
Instructors: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
Times and Locations:
MWF 11am-12pm VLSB2040

In this course we will study literary and religious aspects of Hindu myths. Through the reading of primary sources in translation, the course covers the main divinities and many mythological themes of early Vedic as well as later Puranic literature. We will follow the development…

Southeast Asian 148: Philippines: History, Literature, and Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 148 [CCN #31087]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This course is a cultural history of modern Philippines, from the birth of the nation in the nineteenth century to the present. It outlines the major events in Philippine history through cultural texts that reflect the salient attitudes and ideas of key periods. Not only…

Southeast Asian 188: Cinema of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 188 [CCN #33331]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This Upper Division, seminar-style class introduces students to the modern history and politics of Southeast Asia, from the 1940s to the 2010s, through the lens of cinema and the frame of memory. From American B-Movies to Japanese anti-war features, media monarchs to Indie film-makers, spectral…