Film as Intercultural Facilitator of Knowledge
This project explores how Australian, German, and Chinese film productions since the turn of the millennium have provided insight into different environments and how they depict daily life.
Special focus will be placed on the cinematic portrayal of social change due to migration and the movements of refugees and how this illuminates a country’s international orientation—or lack thereof.
Jointly conceived courses allow for a broader teaching and research focus and highlight the aesthetic properties that render film useful in comparative analyses.
Studies will treat both common cinematic genres as well as national cinematic traditions. Findings will be used to illustrate the cinema’s potential for contributing to intercultural understanding within the larger context of internationalization.
For more information and related topics, please visit Fudan University's College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Macquarie University's Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures as well as Professor Ulrike Garde's site and Professor Ortrud Gutjahr's site.