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124264 KO Critical Media Analysis (2022S)

From "Make Room for Television" to "Make Room for Storytelling"

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 14.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 21.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 28.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 04.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 25.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 02.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 09.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 16.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 23.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 30.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 13.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 20.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 27.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

(Why) Does television matter? In this class we will discuss key texts at the crossroads of cultural studies and Television Studies and ask about the array of cultural politics that surround this unstable cultural form and its study. With a focus on the US and the UK, we will address the continuities and disruptions from early television up to contemporary streaming practices, and address television as contingent cultural practice, as system of representation, as object, and as industry.
Students will develop skills for analyzing televisual texts and their contexts in terms of meaning making processes and power relations along the intersections of class, gender, race, and nation.

Assessment and permitted materials

Part 1 (40 credits) participation: continuous preparation for class via moodle, in-class discussions, in-class presentation, feedback
Part 2 (20 credits) midterm reading response
Part 3 (40 credits) final essay (take home and open book) - based on readings and presentations

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must pass with more than 50% in every part and overall, (extra-credits possible in part 1)

89-100 credits: 1
76-88 credits: 2
63-75 credits: 3
50-62 credits: 4
0-49 credits: 5

Examination topics

We will follow the chapters of the 2nd edition of Television Studies (Gray&Lotz 2019); students will be given several tasks to engage with the material on moodle and in class; students will form small study groups and present additional readings and/or their own analyses of programs, audiences, industries, or contexts.

Reading list

Gray, Jonathan, and Amanda D. Lotz. Television Studies. Polity, 2019.
and additional readings covered in class.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: Fr 11.02.2022 18:08