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Media Studies: Keywords for the Present

Advanced level course in Cinema Studies. This course provides analytical tools for critically investigating contemporary media culture. By emphasizing "keywords", i.e. concepts, theories, and methodologies, the course offers an overview of key debates within contemporary cinema studies.

The course offers critical and analytical tools for the study of contemporary media culture. By focusing on concepts, theories and methodological perspectives in media research, the course provides an overview of the current research situation and is especially suitable for students who are planning or already writing master's theses. During the course, both traditional media (TV, press, film, radio) and the digital media culture will be studied in order to provide critical perspectives on media technological change, production and reception practices as well as the changing cultural and social significance of media. Particular attention is paid to media convergence versus media specificity, intermediality and transmedial storytelling, new forms of media use and screen cultures in transformation.

  • Course structure

    Half time pace over 10 weeks. Course taught in English only.

    Lectures and seminars in Filmhuset.

    As a student we expect you to get: - in-depth knowledge of central concepts and the current state of research in media research; - ability to analytically discuss contemporary media culture in theoretical and historical perspectiv.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars as well as screenings of films and other media material.

    Assessment

    The course is assessed through a home exam and a written assignment.

    For more detailed information, see the course description.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    This Course is identical with the Course Code FV7317