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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

AMST 8920-Dr. Pamela Butler

AMST 8920, "Feminist Methodologies in Media & Cultural Studies," taught by Dr. Pamela Butler will be held on Tuesdays from 1:25-3:20pm.

Focusing on the problem of representation, this graduate seminar will read classic and contemporary theoretical works, and examples of research, in feminist media and cultural studies. We'll then use those insights to assess the political implications and intellectual usefulness of various research methods and methodologies (ideological and representational critique, semiotic analysis, audience studies, post-representational affect, etc.). The main objective of the course is for students who are -- or who are considering -- using cultural productions in their research to leave the class with (1) familiarity with the overall critical landscape surrounding questions of "representation" in media and cultural studies, and (2) the tools to choose and utilize methods that best suit the intellectual and political objectives of their own interdisciplinary work.