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124265 KO Critical Media Analysis (2019W)

Complex Issues in a Popular Medium: Comics as a Means of Constructing Realities

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

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Dear students! Please remember that attendance in the first session is MANDATORY for ALL REGISTERED students! If you are registered but not present without proper excuse your place in the course will be voided and given to a student from the waiting list.

Monday 07.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 14.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 21.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 28.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 04.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 11.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 18.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 25.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 02.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 09.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 16.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 13.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 20.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 27.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Complex Issues in a Popular Medium:Comics as a Means of Constructing Realities

Comics/Sequential art-also referred to as graphic narratives-produce meaning at the intersection between verbal and visual image. Because of their high specificity, they are especially well-suited for developing analytical skills regarding medium-specific modes of meaning production.
Graphic narratives engage in complex questions and touch every imaginable subject matter: identity&sexuality, racism&inequality, history&politics. In this CMA class students will be introduced to the specifics rules that inform the multimodal medium comics and investigate how this hybrid medium addresses complex topics.

During this course students will receive an introduction into various genres of anglophone comics and critically discuss and analyse the realities mediated and constructed in these comics. Analytical approaches will be based on identity theories, semiotics, gender studies and social studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to read primary (see reading list) and secondary materials. They will be asked to hold short presentations in class, hand in written assignments and take a final written test.
All secondary literature articles and/or excerpts from books will be provided online via MOODLE.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark will be based on the results of the final written test, the written assignments and the in-class presentation as well as the in-class participation of the students.The final written test will be based on the course sessions and the required reading, consisting of multiple choice/short questions and essay questions to choose from.

The Final Mark is put together from:
Attendance & In-Class participation -15%
Written Assignments - 20%
In-Class Presentation - 20%
Final Written Exam - 45%

Examination topics

Art Spiegelmann, Maus, Part 2.
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home.
Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee, Batman Hush.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20