|授業科目名||Lecture(Global Media Industries)／Special Lecture（Global Media Industries）／特殊講義（Global Media Industries）|
|科目の目的・到達目標||The first half of this course will consist of lectures using contemporary and historical examples to introduce the main course themes. Students will be encouraged to relate the lecture content to their own experiences and knowledge. In the second half of the course, lectures will be supplemented by student-led discussions on the assigned readings. Students will also be expected to deliver short presentations on their final essay topics.|
|授業の概要||Media texts are often seen as detached, ungrounded fictional or commercial spaces, representative of ‘unreal’ worlds – yet media texts are also produced and consumed in specific geographical locations, and depict locations both ‘real’ and ‘imagined’. This course will examine the multilayered relationships between media and space. Seeking to view media as profoundly tied to shifting locations and communities, this course will discuss media texts as they pertain to local, regional, national and transnational contexts.
The course will begin with analyses of the roles of culture and nationality in the production, transmission and consumption of media texts, cultivating an understanding of media texts as related to many diverse actors (for example, nations, communities, corporations and individuals). We will then examine the function of marketing and merchandising in constructing the cultural positions of media texts. The course will conclude with dual focuses on the construction of commercialized spaces through media texts and on ‘world-building’ within media texts.
|授業計画||Week 1 Studying media
Week 2 Mediated cultures
Week 3 Media and globalization
Week 4 National media
Week 5 Nation branding through film and television
Week 6 Transnational media
Week 7 Media and cultural identities
Week 8 Fandom and community construction
Week 9 Student presentations
Week 10 Media franchising
Week 11 Constructing space through media content
Week 12 Adaptation and world-building
Week 13 Review
Week 14 Conclusions
|評価方法||20% Class participation
20% Presentation and discussion moderation on one assigned reading
10% Class presentation on final essay topic
50% Final essay (approximately 2,000 words)
|テキスト・参考文献等||All materials will be supplied by the instructor.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week reading and reviewing class materials and preparing assignments.