Borders, Boundaries, Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Borders, Boundaries, Media
Spring 2024
Taught By: Amir Husak
Section: A

CRN: 15024

Credits: 3

This course explores the role of contemporary media in shaping our understandings of migration and border politics. Thinking beyond the concept of the border as a geographical boundary between nation-states, we will consider a wide range of agents and circumstances that enable and ratify territorialization as both idea and practice. Taking a look not only at cinema, but also photography, digital artworks and other forms of cultural expression, the course investigates how today's geographies continue to be shaped by racial capitalism and regionalized discourses. Combining practice and theory, topics of our study will revolve around the contentious and often devastating politics of inclusion/exclusion in present-day US and Europe, with a specific focus on methods of representation pertaining to technologies of surveillance, asylum foreclosure, mobility, detention, sanctuary and displacement. To expand our understanding of contemporary media surrounding these topics, we will draw from interdisciplinary scholarship including sociology, geography, anthropology, history, media, cultural and critical race studies. For their final projects, students can choose either a research paper or creative media project such as film/video, sound installation, or multimedia/performance. .

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student's degree. 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 (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:00am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 311
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024