COML 4861

COML 4861

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

How do questions of genre persist and evolve in the digital age? To what extent do we choose our genres, and in what ways do they choose us? How do genres, platforms, and media intersect and inform one another? What hierarchies do they establish, and to what purposes? What are the implications of such questions for what Jacques Ranciere has called the "distribution of the sensible," for democratic consensus and dissensus? Moving among websites, social media, and streaming services, from Poetry Foundation and PennSound to podcasts and serial TV, from FaceBook and Twitter to Instagram and YouTube, from Netflix and Amazon to Roku and Hulu, this course will explore the accelerating interplay of genres, platforms, and media and their impact in contemporary culture and politics.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, GLC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6861PMA 4461PMA 6461

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17444 COML 4861   SEM 101

    • M Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to: 15 students.