After successful completion of the course the student has gained knowledge about the discourse of intermediality, and the key concepts and themes connected to it.|
After successful completion of the course the student is able to work with the LibGuide Mediastudies and to search and find literature for research in a systematic manner, using different strategies.
Media don’t exist in isolation. They function in a network of other media, maintaining all sorts of relations. This is all the more true for our contemporary, mediatized culture and society. Media are increasingly used to stage reality, and moreover become subjects of that staging themselves. This course introduces you to the discourse on media relations from a merely theoretical perspective, but with an eye to the historical dimensions. We will see what theoretical concepts have been developed to distinguish between and analyze different kinds of media relations. How can media be combined? How can media content or form be transferred from one medium to another? How do media refer to one another? We will not only focus on intermedial concepts, but we will also address some important recurring themes in the discourse on media relations. How do we define media specificity and media borders? How do media represent each other or even stage each other? How do media work together to build complex fictional worlds? How can we understand our use of media from the perspective of human-technology relationships? These themes, topics and concepts are presented in a reader that has been developed for this course and that will be discussed and elaborated upon in the lectures. Finally, the course will introduce you to the Library Guide Media Studies. Through a series of modules you will, step by step, practice your skills in systematically searching for academic literature.|
This course is part of Core Profile 1 of the BA Media and Culture in English.
Early Exit option for international exchange students (5 ECTS)
Exchange students who are required to return to their home university before January, are allowed to choose an Early Exit option for this course. The Early Exit option means that students can finish the course before Christmas break, receiving 5 ECTS for the course. Students must make arrangements with the course coordinator at the start of the course.
|For this course, we assume you are familiar with the Chicago system of citation on a basic level; that you are able to summarize an academic text; that you know how to write a short academic text that is well structured. From students who participate in the English seminars we expect a sufficient command of the English language (speaking, reading, writing).||Verplicht materiaal|
|Wordt nader bekendgemaakt|
AlgemeenThe aim of the lectures is to explain, elaborate and reflect on the assigned texts. In the seminars the texts are discussed and actively worked with; students work in groups with the LibGuide Mediastudies and students get feedback on their assignments.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents are expected to read the assigned texts prior to class and to make the accompanying assignments.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkStudents are expected to actively contribute to the seminars, to take part in the discussions about the texts and to give feedback to their peers.
BeoordelingKnowledge and understanding of the discourse on media relations; the skill to work with the LibGuide Media Studies and to search and find literature for research in an systematic and academic manner.
DeadlinesWeekly assignments are handed in during the first seminar of the week.
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium |