Asako I & II: Borders and the Self in Cinema

How does one know “Who am I?”  What does it mean to know “Who are you?” If the

film inspires you to study film or philosophy, the library is here to help.  Read on to find our best bets for researching directors, screenplays, and movie-making worldwide (including film streaming services to watch on your laptop) or try some books online or on paper.

Be sure to read Simone de Beauvoir’s introduction to The Second Sex  (2 copies on 4F at HQ1190 .S42 1997) and Dejima and Gilbreath’s chapter, “Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Japanese Literature” in Japan after 3/11: Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown.

Best pick databases for Cinema Studies (full list in link).

Screen Studies  (highly visual)People, themes, genres, movements, styles, and films

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text  (EBSCO’s interface)

Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary (Alexander Street interface and films to stream)

Screen Studies Collection  (if you prefer ProQuest’s interface and thesaurus)

Asian Film Online (videos, playlists, and ebooks)

Books online or on 4F:

Ex-cinema: from a theory of experimental film and video. Akira Mizuta, University of California Press, 2012.  ebook and print PN1995.9.E96 L57 2012

The Self and Its Shadow: A Book of Essays on Individuality As Negation in Philosophy and the Arts, Stephen Mulhall. Oxford University Press, 2013.  ebook and print: BD438.5.M84 2013

World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism. Lucia Nagib.  Continuum, 2011. ebook and print PN1995.9.R3 N35 2011

Self-Projection: the director’s image in art cinema, Linda Haverty. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ebook and print: PN1995.R84 2014