COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
Section: 001 Media, Time & Digital Life
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
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With permission of department.
May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Shifting notions of space and time associated with the rise of new media and communication technologies like print, telegraph, film, broadcast, and the internet, have been a central concern of media and communication studies scholarship that aims to account for social change. While space is usually privileged in the study of mobility, circulation, production and exchange facilitated through global networks, this seminar will foreground the question of time in relation to media. What is time? How has it been theorized alongside larger shifts in commerce, empire, globalization, modernity, as well as consciousness and the imagination? This seminar will examine the production and management of time, memory, and history across a diverse range of media—telegraph, print, film, broadcast, the internet—in order to better understand every day in the digital age. Along the way, we will encounter a long genealogy that spans sacred time, factory time, real-time, time-shifting, time travel and queer time, and explore a number of key conceptions including indexicality, duration, liveness, power-chronography, and virtuality

COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
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001 (SEM)
6Graduate Standing
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Reserved for graduate students only.
002 (SEM)
M 5:30PM - 8:00PM
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