In this course students will practice: 1) reading, analyzing and discussing academic texts; recognizing, describing, analyzing and discussing different screen phenomena; 2) academic presentation skills and academic writing skills; 3) academic collaboration. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to recognize and better understand the relationship between (screen) technologies and practices, and the spatial and material conditions, and performative aspects of screen spectatorship; digest academic writing; articulate valid research questions about screen technologies and practices from a (historical) comparative perspective; conduct a comparative analysis of (historical and/or contemporary) screen phenomena.
This course is about new and changing screens: cinematic “updates” as well as screens beyond the cinema. In this course we will investigate the relationship between screen technologies and culturally-embedded screen practices, specifically in public and urban contexts. Screen phenomena beside the classical cinematic screen that will be discussed and analyzed are: urban screens, mobile screens, VR and AR, video mapping and outdoor projections, interactive screen-based installations, and so-called media architecture. We will focus on change and innovation, as well as a comparison of different and/or converging media forms. Zooming in on moments when new spaces are produced by new screen technologies, the perspective that we will develop in this course is a historically-informed comparative analysis. For this, we will reflect on theories about the specificity of the cinematic and post-cinematic screen and on spatial, material and performative aspects of screen spectatorship. Starting points for our inquiries will be offered by current debates about digitization and techno-cultural change, questions about medium specificity, hybridity and convergence and about new (and interactive) forms of spectatorship.|
Key words: comparative screen studies, dispositif, spectatorship.
This course is part of the advanced trajectory (Verdiepingspakket) Film en media cultuur, as well as the advanced trajectory Comparative Media Studies, and builds on knowledge and skills introduced and trained in basispakket 1 en 2 Media and Culture. In these advanced trajectories students deepen their historical and theoretical knowledge of media and train academic skills that are specific to the field.
This course is the fourth course in specialization Film en mediacultuur and specialization Comparative Media Studies.
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment
. See https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/
for more information.
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|This course presupposes basic knowledge of the history of screen media, the discourse of medium specificity and/or intermediality.Moreover you are expected to be acquainted with either the Chicago or MLA system of referencing and annotating literature; to be able to search and select sources/literature in the university library and in online databases; to be able to read and process academic texts; to formulate valid research questions and to be able to write a coherent and well-structured paper|
|This knowledge and these skills can be acquired and trained in the courses in basispakket 1 en 2 Media and Culture.||Verplicht materiaal|
|Wordt nader bekendgemaakt|
AlgemeenLectures and seminar meetings are designed to provide tools for the critical reading of texts, discussions of research questions and for analyzing screen practices.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents are required to read the assigned texts in advance and prepare questions and complete weekly assignments for both lectures and seminar meetings.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkStudents are expected to prepare for all meetings by thoroughly reading and preparing assignments. This includes preparing collaborative assignments, a shared responsibility for group discussions, and peer feedback on written work and presentations of other students during seminar meetings.
BeoordelingMidterm assignment (40 %): creativity and theoretical ambition and thoroughness in choice of analytical object; thoroughnesstheoretical insight, complexity nuance and precision of the analysis;
Final paper (60%; individual, minimum Dutch grade 5.5): level of the critical discussion of theoretical framework; validity of research question(s); thoroughnessinsight, precision and complexity nuance and precision of the (comparative) analysis; reflection on (comparative) methodology.
DeadlinesFull program of the course will be posted on Blackboard before week 1. Midterm assignment will be scheduled around week 5. Final paper will be due in week 9 (at the end of the course).
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context • Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium |