Understanding text in the media in terms of genre, narrative and aesthetics
This course provides a detailed description of the representational forms of the media, and how media texts may be understood in terms of genres, narrative, aesthetics, and representation of reality. You will learn to independently summarise, analyse and evaluate qualified academic texts, and to communicate these skills orally (in academic seminars) and in written reports. You will also autonomously and critically discuss key theoretical and methodological issues related to research in the field of media and entertainment.
The course is taught through seminars that are led by a tutor. They are designed to stimulate advanced reviews, comparisons, assessments, critical analyses or modulations of the literature. This literature includes original classic texts, as well as recent doctoral theses, that tackle questions of media use and everyday life. The course is examined via a written take- home exam and active participation in seminars.