Animals as Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Animals as Media

Spring 2020

Taught By: Dawnja Burris

Section: A

CRN: 2869

Credits: 3

Historically, non-human animals have been represented by all human societies through various forms of media. From ancient instances of cave paintings to the plethora of contemporary visual media and objects, images of ”the animal” continue to be produced for a variety of complex purposes. Carried within each artifact is a long and complicated series of human and animal interconnections proceeding from historical, cultural and political constructions. This course traces key instances and themes of animal portrayal through various media and genres, with emphasis on identifying the ways in which humans interact with and maintain relationship with animals *through* the mediated image. Drawing upon inter-disciplinary theoretical viewpoints that explore the subject of "the animal" and humans’ conceptions of it, we examine and question potential motivations and consequences involved in the interaction with animals via their presentation as emblems, friends, companions, and wild others.

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

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: 5:27am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020