Undergraduate English Courses

359:410 Topics in Media Theory

01 TTH6   CAC 116782  DIENST  MU-302

 This seminar will explore the field of media theory, especially as it has developed in dialogue with literary and cultural studies. The archive of media theory is already too vast to be easily summarized or anthologized; instead, we will use a recent text book and an array of key texts to develop a working knowledge of the field. At the same time, we will develop our own media practices, using blogs, short videos, and visual essays to test the relationship between various media forms and the production of knowledge. This practice will culminate in a final research project involving both verbal and visual components. Although there are no special prerequsites, the seminar is addressed to students who have some interest in contemporary theory.