Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

21F.060: Topics in Media and Cultural Studies

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In-depth study of leading theories and research in media and cultural studies from a comparative perspective. Focuses on a particular group of theorists, range of media, movement, theme, critical or theoretical issue, or analytic approach. Considers international dimensions of media and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Taught in English. Topic for Fall 2011- Visions of War: How photography and film have shaped perceptions of war, war crimes, who is the enemy, and positions of good and evil. Covers Southeast Asia, China, US, and the Middle East.

Prereqs:  Permission of instructor

Topic for Spring 2011: Music Industry and Digital Youth Culture

Giving emphasis to the specific tools used to produce and disseminate media today, this course examines how digital technologies — especially peer-to-peer networks and so-called social media sites — are shaping and being shaped by the practices and values of the people using them. Taking into account a variety of forms and platforms, our study will focus on music as a crucial connective thread in contemporary media and culture.

Units: 3-0-9(U)



Fall 2011

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 C. Vo MW 1-2:30 16-654


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