Moving Images Beyond the West: An introduction to Global Media|
The globalization of media has become a key issue of debate around the world. Yet, many discussions about globalization tend to obscure the often complex and contradictory relationships among global, national and local forces. This course critically examines the role that film, television, video games, and other media play in shaping our sense of global, national, and local cultures and identities. Focusing on Indian, Chinese, South Korean, African and other media producers, it examines how diverse audiences use global media to negotiate with issues of cultural identity in everyday life.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Essays and Articles including:
Barker, Globalization, and Cultural Identities
Ang, "Television Fictions Around the World"
Brian Larkin, "Indian Films and Nigerian Lovers: Media and the creation of Parallel Modernities"
Berry, New Documentary in China
Machin and Van Leeuven, Discourses of War
|Examination and Assignments: |
A Presentation, A Midterm Exam, A Research Paper
|Instructor(s): Rai,Swapnil Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: AWKS010; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 12||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|