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Exploring the Themes of Miyazaki Hayao through Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away

AnimeEast Asian StudiesJapan
Precepted by Robert Steed.
For this class we will take the two films of the title as the primary media through which we explore some of Hayao Miyazaki's major themes appearing throughout most of his work. These include themes of regard for nature, tensions between human society and the natural world, the prominence of shōjo (young female protagonists,) and questions of identity, of friendship, and of trust. Time permitting, we can consider even more.

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