Introduction to Media Analysis (Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten)

Kristina Pia Hofer
Fine Arts and Media Art, Media Theory
2018W, Proseminar (PS), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02501

Description

This seminar provides a basic survey of theories and methods to analyze sounds and images as they materialize across different media. We will test a number of widely used concepts and tools, ranging from compositional interpretation to discourse analysis. We will pay particular attention to how different methods are being put to practice in feminist and queer media studies, and will ask how they account for mediated representations and performances of gender and sexuality. We will use Gillian Rose’s textbook Visual Methodologies (London: Sage 2012), six chapters of which you will prepare (i.e. read carefully) at home, before we discuss them together in class. You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills: in classroom meetings, we will screen films and videos to analyze them together, using the newly acquired methodological tools and concepts. Classroom language (reading, discussion, audiovisuals, presentations, papers) is English.       

Examination Modalities

Attendance is mandatory. Grades will be calculated according to: preparation of assigned reading, participation in class, a presentation (20-30 minutes), and six short papers (ca. 6000 characters / 1000 words each) addressing the reading material and the films/video screened in class. Papers are due March 1, 2019.

Dates

17 October 2018, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24
07 November 2018, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24
14 November 2018, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24
21 November 2018, 13:45–17:00 MUMOK museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien
05 December 2018, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24
16 January 2019, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24
30 January 2019, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 24

Course Enrolment

From 01 October 2018, 16:15
Via online registration

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