The era we are living is often called 'post-media.' Our daily lives are surrounded by 'social media,' which has dramatically transformed the relationship between body and media. In our mediated life, digital devices such as mobile devices, digital signage, computers and tablets are omnipresent. The aim of this lecture is to explore theories and methodologies to analyze contemporary media culture.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about visual culture of the 20th/21st century,
2) Explain the background and specificity to others, and
3) Get the perspective of analyzing contemporary visual culture surrounding us.
Media, Visual culture、Audience、Gender, Sexuality, Feminism
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Readings, presentations (specified range from the textbook or assignments from the instructor) and discussions are combined in each class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of this course and introduction||Understand Media Studies|
|Class 2||Media studies in the era of post-media||Learn about 'Post-Media'|
|Class 3||Media as form/format||Discuss the form of media and mediation.|
|Class 4||Stardom and fandom||Explore celebrity and audience|
|Class 5||Media archeology||Understand media archeology|
|Class 6||Media reception and gender/sexuality||Explore media reception and gender/sexuality|
|Class 7||Media and feminism||Consider the relationship between the history of feminism and media|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Ito Mamoru ed. Post-Media Theories: New Developments of Media Studies. Minerva-shobo, 2021. ISBN: 9784623091126. (Japanese)
Course materials are provided during class.
Student's course scores are based on participation (20%) , class assignments (40%) and final report (40%).
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.