FTVM 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
Fall 2019, Section 001 - The Internet of Genders: From Geek to Cute and Beyond
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 367.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class will examine both representations of gender identity and the lived experiences of gender identity online. During the early history of the Internet, gender play and experimentation were practiced in many ways, from games to seemingly non-fictional self-representations. Despite this sense of free play, representations of online gender often became stereotypical, shoring up categories like "geek" and "cute" in particularly technological contexts. While we no longer live in an era when the Internet is an anonymous place, online cultures still celebrate identity and representation. By using gender as a lens, this course will seek to understand how gender and identity are performed together, whether to play a role or to function in society. This course takes a media studies approach that is informed by cultural studies, material history, and cultural ethnography.

Class Format:

Class meetings will include lecture and discussion. Participation in class discussion is an important part of the course.

Schedule

FTVM 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30759
Open
4
 
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9/3/19 - 12/11/19
002 (LAB)
 In Person
30760
Open
4
 
-
 
9/3/19 - 12/11/19
003 (LEC)
 In Person
30761
Open
4
 
-
 
9/3/19 - 12/11/19

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