NES 6334

NES 6334

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Continental philosophy fuels contemporary media theory. The connection runs so deep, critics have accused media theorists of producing nothing intellectually new. From Edmund Husserl's phenomenological experiments to Heidegger's reflections on technology and time, to Derrida's suspicions of immediacy, a clear philosophical lineage shapes the way media theory thinks about history, subjectivity, and experience. Through engagements with media theory and the inheritance that informs it, we explore the genealogy of thought on media and experience, reflecting on the technological shifts that could not have been anticipated by early 20th century philosophers: social media, and the digital's current saturation of all levels of human communication. We also explore those areas of thought that the Eurocentricism and presumed universality of Western philosophy rendered invisible or unthinkable: the relationship between media and race, media and gender and sexuality, geopolitical and cultural differences.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4354COML 6354NES 4334

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18087 NES 6334   SEM 101

    • T White Hall 114
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person