Graduate Summer Courses Abroad – Media, Culture, and Communication

INFORMATION SESSION | FEBRUARY 27, 2013 | 11:00 AM | 239 GREENE ST, FLOOR 3

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to announce two courses in collaboration with the American University in Paris:

JUNE 3-21, 2013 | PARIS, FRANCE
Globalization, Memory, and Visual Culture
Faculty: Marita Sturken, NYU; Charles Talcott, AUP
This three-week course will provide an overview of contemporary theoretical engagements with cultural memory, visual culture, and consumerism, looking at the role played by discourses of memory in changing concepts of nation, colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization. It will examine the ways French cultural memory is enacted in memorials, museums, artistic projects, design, and architecture. We will situate these projects in relation to the memory industry and global consumer economy, through which cultural memory is packaged, branded, and consumed. MORE >

JUNE 26-JULY 16, 2013| PARIS, FRANCE
Media and Cultural Globalization in France
Faculty: Rod Benson, NYU; John Downing, AUP
This course will provide students with a critical understanding of how international flows of information and entertainment products from news and information to movies, television and lifestyle brands play a role in shaping and reshaping global economic, political, military, and cultural realities. We will examine a range of forms of mediated production and consumption understood broadly in relation to political, economic, and cultural power, and situate these forms in relation to contemporary theorizing about global cultural convergence, divergence, and hybridity. MORE >

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