Courses & Units

Japanese Anime and Film HMJ334

Hobart, Launceston


This unit does not count towards the core 100% major in Japanese, but may be taken as an additional elective.


This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa,  in addition to a number of anime directors such as Miyazaki. Issues such as gender representation, the relationship between tradition and modernity and the presence of nationalism in cinema will be considered. All films have English sub-titles and the unit is taught in English. 

Students with no Japanese language background are very welcome to enrol.


Unit name Japanese Anime and Film
Unit code HMJ334
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

 Dr B Hartley

Teaching staff

Dr B Hartley

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 091515

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  • 25 points at Introductory level in any discipline/faculty


Teaching Pattern

1 lecture and 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks). An extra optional two hours of film viewing that students are strongly encouraged to attend is also scheduled.


Folio of 4 film reviews (15%), Oral presentation (15%), 2500 word essay (30%), 2-hr written examination (40%)

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