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124264 KO Critical Media Analysis (2014S)

Resistance! Media and Protest from Banksy to Pussy Riot

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

How do different forms of media transmit and promote resistance and protest movements? How effective are they at influencing cultural and social attitudes and at changing political and economic policies? Do certain types of protest lend themselves to certain types of media? How do media forms cross national and language borders? This class explores these questions in relation to several modes of media protest: graffiti, comics, cartoons, docu-films, music, dance, smart mobbing and social media. Examples of each are from various Anglophone contexts including: British graffiti artist Banksy; South African anti-apartheid protest through music and dance; Caribbean créolité in reggae and capoeira; New Zealand Maori identity through satirical cartoon series Bro’Town; USA documentary films on ecological, social and economic issues; Aborigine, American Indian and First Nations use of social media to coordinate environmental and land rights demonstrations; the globalisation of local protest from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. We contextualise these discussions with theory on new technologies in culture studies, media multimodality, social semiotics, and postcolonial minority perspectives.

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Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 13.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 20.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 27.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 03.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 10.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 08.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 15.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 22.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 05.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 12.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 26.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course analyses different media types each illustrated by a contemporary example of its use as social protest:
Graffiti as guerrilla art: Banksy
Cartoons for adults and subversive cultural politics: Bro’Town
Music & dance as secret resistance: reggae, capoeira
Documenting the documentary: Michael Moore
Smart Mobs and social revolution: Walkatjurra Walkabout
Global media and global protest: Pussy Riot
We read our media texts both closely, through social semiotics and the postcolonial strategy of the insider perspective, and as examples of aspects of culture and media studies, including: integration of new technologies, social and cultural capital, crowd behaviour and surveillance, deconstruction, and mediated reality.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance, participation in class and on-line discussion, one group presentation of a group project, one final essay

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This course presents timely discussion of global issues of human rights, environmental degradation and neoliberal globalisation that predominate in contemporary protest and resistance movements. The variety of media fora discussed provides a comprehensive overview of applied Culture and Media Studies. More specifically, the range of (national) contexts and (media) texts gives students valuable insight into several minority, marginalised and indigenous peoples of the British Commonwealth as well as an introduction to some major historical and contemporary protest and resistance movements which shape identities, cultures and societies of the English-speaking world.

Prüfungsstoff

Interactive class containing lectures, peer presentations, group discussions, and class readings. A course reader of key theories, analysis and critique will be provided. Students are expected to participate in an on-line discussion forum. We will also consider how to teach these texts/events in schools, and practice critical and analytical essay writing. Students are expected to have watched the documentaries and read the texts at least once before class starts.

Literatur

Course material, assessment criteria and a list of recommended readings and viewings will be made available on Moodle and in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.09.2020 00:22