Media Criticism

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Media Criticism

Fall 2019

Taught By: Raymond Scannell

Section: A

CRN: 7718

Credits: 3

This seminar/workshop is an exploration of what it means to live with personal, portable, and handheld media technologies, from PSPs to I-phones to novels. We will study these technologies across time and space by situating them within their historical contexts and by studying their use in various settings, from the urban to the rural, from post-industrial societies to the developing world. We'll also employ a variety of theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary approaches to explore such themes as movement, tactility, play, miniaturization, games, speed, shock, fun, distraction and attention. Simultaneously, we will attempt to analyze and theorize our own handheld media experiences through and against the course readings. We'll experiment with ways of mapping and recording our movements and media use, while making use of ethnographic, documentary and other methodologies.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:40am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019