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James Tweedie
C LIT 596
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Comparative Literature

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

Class description

This course will provide an introduction to contemporary media studies. Within this broad and expanding field, we will focus in particular on the relationship between historical and emerging media forms or what Siegfried Zielinski calls the “deep time of the media.” Readings may include work by Zielinski, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Jonathan Crary, Richard Dienst, Alexander Galloway, Lisa Gitelman, Erkki Huhtamo, Henry Jenkins, Friedrich Kittler, Lev Manovich, Carolyn Marvin, Anna McCarthy, Jussi Parikka, Lynn Spigel, Tiziana Terranova, and Raymond Williams. Media texts will focus primarily on films showing at the Seattle International Film Festival and other work in theaters or on screens now. 

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yuko Mera
Date: 02/11/2014