Week 1
Studying Media and Culture

7/1
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus & introductions.

7/2
What is media? What is culture?
Wise, Chap. 1 (.PDF)
du Gay, "Introduction" Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman
Media/Society, Croteau and Hoynes, Chap. 1

7/3
Journal #1: "Defining your cultural context through media."

[7/4: No class. July 4th Holiday]


Week 2
Globalization and Media

7/8
Orgad, chap. 1
Wise, chap. 2

7/9
Iwabuchi, "How 'Japanese' is Pokemon?"
Gutierrez,"American superheroes, manga cuteness and the Filipino child: the emergence of glocal Philippine comics and picturebooks"

7/10
Exercise #1: Crossing cultural boundaries through media.

7/11
Presentation/Discussion A.


Week 3
"American-ness" and the Global

7/15
Crothers, American Popular Culture and Globalization Chap. 2
Crothers, Chap. 3

7/16
Eastwood, "A Fantastic Failure: Displaced Nationalism and the Intralingual Translation of Harry Potter"
Soares, "The Man of Tomorrow: Superman from American Exceptionalism to Globalization"

7/17
Exercise #2: Seeing and hearing "American"-ness
Crothers, Chap. 5

7/18
Presentation/Discussion B.

Week 4
The "Other" and the Global

7/22
Orgad, Chap. 2
Gray, "The Amazing Race: Global Othering"

7/23
"Colonialism"
Parameswaran, " Local Culture in Global Media: Excavating Colonial and Material Discourses in National Geographic"
Mulholland, "‘The pathological native’ versus ‘the good white girl’"

[recommended]
"The Bombay Palace All You Can Eat Buffet: A Postcolonial Perspective" Pasha Malla. McSweeneys, Aug. 2003

7/24
Exercise #3: Confronting the Other, being the Other.

7/25
Presentation/Discussion C.

Week 5
Cinema and National Identity

7/29
Orgad, Chap. 3
Crofts, "The Concept of National Cinema"
Tyrrell, "Bollywood versus Hollywood"

7/30
Couldry, "Theorising Media as Practice"
Hanh, "The Tongan Tradition of Going to the Movies"
Larkin, "The Materiality of Cinema Theaters in Northern Nigeria"

7/31
Exercise #4: Encountering National Cinema

8/1
Discussion/Presentation D.

Week 6
Music, Hybridity, and Cosmopolitanism

8/5
Wise, Chap. 4
Jenkins, "Pop Cosmopolitanism"
"Breaking Out of That Box Called “World Music”" Consequence of Sound, July 2016

8/6
Martin, "The Musical Heritage of Slavery"
Connell and Gibson, "World music: deterritorializing place and identity"

8/7
Exercise #5: 'World' Music.
Taylor, "World Music Today"
White, "The Promise of World Music"

8/8
Discussion/Presentation E.


Week 7
Chap 6: Movement and Territory

8/12
Orgad, Chap. 4
Wise Chap. 5
Wall, Campbell, Janbek, "Syrian refugees and information precarity"
"Immigration Myths and Global Realities", New York Times June 20, 2018

8/13
"Global Feminisms"
McDonald, "Imagining neoliberal feminisms?"
Abu-Lughod, "Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?"


8/14
[Last day of class]
Journal #2: "Cross-cultural territory."