8 parts, read articles ask a question for each part, 1-5 sentence/part

9 times during the semester students will submit one question to the instructor. Questions should only be one to five sentences long, based in a weekly reading or readings, and MUST demonstrate a familiarity with the text(s). Questions will be marked as either 2.5 or 0, based on whether they show that the student has completed the reading(s).

Part1 readings:

1) Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels. “The Ruling Class and the Ruling Ideas.” In Media and Cultural Studies Keyworks, edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner, 9 – 13. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

2) Althusser Louis. “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes Towards and Investigation).” In Media and Cultural Studies Keyworks, edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner, 79 – 87. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

3) Williams, Raymond. “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory.” In Media and Cultural Studies Keyworks, edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner, 130 – 143. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

Part2 readings:

1) Hall, Stuart. “Encoding and Decoding in Television Discourse.” In Stuart Hall Essays: Volume One, 257 – 276, edited by David Morley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

2) Dorfman, Ariel and Armand Mattelart. How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic, 48 – 69. I.G. Editions, 1991.

Part3 readings:

1) Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. “The Shot: Mise-en-Scene.” In Film Art: An Introduction, 112 – 162. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

2) Fiske, John. “Realism.” In Television Culture, 21 – 36. New York: Routledge, 1987.

Part4 readings:

1) Williams, Raymond. “The Technology and the Society.” In Television: Technology and Cultural Form, 1 – 26. London: Routledge, 1990.

2) Groening, Stephen. “From ‘a Box in the Theatre of the World’ to ‘the World as Your Living Room’: Cellular Phones, Television and Mobile Privatization.” New Media & Society 12.8 (2010): 1331 – 1347.

Part5 readings:

1) Herman, Edward, and Noam Chomsky. “A Propaganda Model,” 1 – 35. In Manufacturing Consent. New York: Pantheon Book, 2002.

2) Gunster, Shane. “Listening to Labour: Mainstream Media, Talk Radio, and the 2005 B.C. Teachers Strike.” Canadian Journal of Communication 33 (2008): 661 – 683.

Part6 readings:

1) Bordwell, David and Kristen Thompson. “Soviet Cinema in the 1920s. In Film History: An Introduction. Second edition, 119 – 142. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

2) Braudy, Leo and Marshal Cohen. “Film Language.” In Film Theory and Criticism, 1 – 6.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Part7 readings:

1) hooks, bell. “A Guiding Light: An Interview with Charles Burnett.” In Reel to Real: Race, Class, and Sex at the Movies, 192 – 215. New York: Routledge Classics, 2009.  

2)Massood, Paula J. “An Aesthetic Appropriate to Conditions: Killer of Sheep, (Neo)Realism, and the Documentary Impulse.” Wide Angle 21 no. 4 (1999): 20 – 41.

Part8 readings:

1) Alters, Diane F. “‘We Hardly Watch that Rude, Crude Show’: Class and Taste in The Simpsons.” In Prime Time Animation, 165 – 184, edited by Carol Stabile, and Mark Harrison. New York: Routledge, 2003.

2) Sharzer, Greg. “Frank Grimes’ Enemy: Precarious Labour and Realism in The Simpsons.” Animation 12 no. 2 (2017): 138 – 155. 

Part9 readings:

1) Carroll, Hamilton. “Men’s Soaps: Automotive Television Programming and Contemporary Working-Class Masculinities.” Television & New Media 9 no. 4 (2008) 263 – 283.

2) Lyle, Samantha. A. “(Mis)recognition and the Middle-Class/Bourgeois Gaze: A Case Study of Wife Swap.” Critical Discourse Studies 5 No. 4 (November 2008): 319 – 330.

Due May. 24

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