STS 6445

STS 6445

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This seminar examines German media theories from the Frankfurt School to the Kittler Network and beyond. We will discuss influential concepts associated with this work (e.g., the culture industry, the public sphere, discourse networks), along with related concepts in media and cultural studies (e.g., space and time, analog and digital, old and new media). Theoretical readings address questions about media aesthetics, intermediality, and media change; automation, mechanization, and standardization; and communication, command, and control. Engaging with scholarly debates about interdisciplinarity and theory transfer, we will also revisit and revise reductive stereotypes about media critique, technological determinism, and the "Germanness" of German media theories.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 6445

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19602 STS 6445   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate students.