Choose one of the specified essay topics and identify an appropriate primary corpus, and
critically analyse how your sample texts have changed when placed in dialogue with
other cultures. You may wish to consider what is culturally specific about these texts, and
what has local and global significance. Your essay should not reproduce material dealt
with in your tutorial presentation or literature review.
Do NOT write about Japanese manga or anime, as these are comprehensively dealt
with in other units.
be 3000 words;
be presented in 12-pt font, 1.5-spaced, 2cm margins;
• use an approved referencing style, e.g. MLA, Chicago, Harvard, APA;
• be fully referenced with at least five relevant academic references (books, book
chapters or journal articles) (You can locate scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles by
using the library databases such as Project Muse or Academic Advanced Premier. You
can find these by using the Library’s Multi Search: >Databases>Project Muse, e.g.
You can also put a key word into Multi Search under books and articles, but you need
to be precise in your choice of term, or you’ll get hundreds of irrelevant references.
You may include graphics and website materials, but they will not be counted as
list “Works Cited” at the end of your essay. This should not be a general bibliography
or references, but contain all and only works cited within the essay;
• avoid the use of subheadings (a coherent argument should link components of a short
essay such as this); and
• minimize description of content and story elements – analyze!
The topic for the essay : What advantages and disadvantages are there in making films which combine local
Asian themes and Hollywood-style production values?
Compare films from TWO countries in your answer.