Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Day)
This unit will address the increasingly dynamic and complex flows of media products between cultural and geographic regions, investigating the complex processes of transmutation and hybridisation which media texts undergo as they move between cultural settings. Regional media flows based around key producers such as Hong Kong, Brazil, India, Egypt and Japan will be discussed, as well as the impact of their media products outside their region. The flow of media products within diasporic communities will also be discussed as an important factor in both the maintenance of cultural identity and initiation of cultural exchange.
Upon completion of this unit, students will:
Assignment 1 Research Essay (4000 words) : 40%
Assignment 2 Research Essay (5000 words) : 60%
2 hours (one 2-hour seminar) per week.
Students will be expected to participate for a minimum of one hour per fortnight in on-line discussion.