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Writing, Media Cultures, Citizens (12 points)


Leader: Dr Mary Griffiths

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Applies cultural and communications theoretical frameworks to the production, circulation and reception of media texts in postcolonial societies. Examines a range of writing practices in new media forms; cultural difference; construction of audiences; citizen practices in Australia and South East Asia. Topics include: globalisation, consumerism and reformism; national narratives and international media flows; regulation and access; on-line democracy; civic and intercultural literacies; cyber identities and virtual relations; the making of citizens and consumers.

Assessment: Minor essay (1500 words): 20% + Annotated collection (1500 words): 15% + Writing proposal and literature review (1500 words): 15% + Negotiated writing project (4500 words): 50%

Prerequisites: First degree in mass communications or writing or a related discipline

Prohibitions: GSC4413

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