Intro
Week 1
1/7
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus.

1/9
Garlin & Sandlin, "Happily (n)ever after: the cruel optimism of Disney’s romantic ideal" (2017)

1/10
Garlin & Sandlin con't.

Chapter 1: What are 'cultural studies' + 'media studies'?
Week 2
1/15
Storey, "Cultural Studies: An Introduction" (1996)

1/16
Storey, con't

1/17
Curran et al. "The study of the media: theoretical approaches" (2005)

Week 3
[No class 1/21: MLK Jr. day.]

1/23
Curran et al. con't.

1/24
Discussion lead A.

Chapter 2: Defining the objects of research
Week 4
1/28
Stokes, Chap. 1

1/30
Stokes, Chap. 2

1/31
Discussion lead B

Sunday, 2/3: Assignment #1 Due 11:59pm.

Week 5
2/4
Jenkins, "Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?: Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture" (2003)

2/6
Jenkins, con't

2/7
Discussion lead C


Sunday, 2/10: Assignment #2 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 3: Theory
Week 6
2/11
Stokes, Chap. 5

2/13
Stokes, Chap. 5, con't

2/14
Discussion lead D

Sunday, 2/17: Assignment #3 Due 11:59pm.

Week 7
[No class 2/18]

2/20
Kettemann, "Semiotics of Advertising and the Discourse of Consumption" (2008)

2/21
Kettemann, con't

Chapter 4: Literature in the discipline
Week 8
2/25
Stokes, Chap. 4

2/27
Stokes, Chap. 4 con't.

2/28
Discussion lead E

Sunday, 3/3: Assignment #4 Due 11:59pm.

[No class 3/4, 3/6, 3/7: Spring break]

Week 9
3/11
Straubhaar, "(Re)Asserting National Television And National Identity Against the Global, Regional, and Local Levels of World Television " (2015)

3/13
Straubhaar con't.

3/14
Discussion lead F

Sunday, 3/17: Assignment #5 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 5: Methods
Week 10
3/18
Stokes, Chap. 6

3/20
Stokes, Chap. 6 con't.

3/21

Discussion lead G

Week 11
3/25
Meehan,"Gendering the Commodity Audience: Critical Media Research, Feminism, and Political Economy" (2002)
Barnes,"Bodies at work: the relationship between the photographer and the photographed at raves and music festivals" (2018)

3/27
Meehan & Barnes con't.

3/28
Discussion lead H

Sunday, 3/31: Assignment #6 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 6: Organizing your research
Week 12
4/1
Megarry, "Under the watchful eyes of men: theorising the implications of male surveillance practices for feminist activism on social media" (2017)

4/3
Megarry, con't.

4/4
Discussion of in-progress research projects.

Week 13
4/8
Stokes, Chap. 7

4/10
Final project presentations, day 1:







4/11
Final project presentations, day 2:







Week 14
[No class 4/15]

4/17
[Last day of class]
Final project presentations, day 3:









Sunday, 4/21: Assignment #7 Due 11:59pm.