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Required Readings

Dines, Gail, and Jean Humez, eds. Gender, Race, and Class In Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995. ISBN: 0803951647.

Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death. New York, NY: Viking, 1985. ISBN: 0670804541.

Kaysen, Susanna. Girl, Interrupted. New York, NY: Vintage, 1994. ISBN: 0679746048.

Mangold, James. Girl, Interrupted. Film, 1999.

Perelman, Leslie, James Paradis, and Edward Barrett. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing.

You should also have on hand a college dictionary and thesaurus such as The Oxford English Dictionary, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN: 0198612583.


課程單元 閱讀資料
Unit One: First Essay - Writing Focus: Living In the Age of the Image; Close Textual Reading
1 Introduction to the Class as a Writing Community And to the Academic Study of Mass Media Caughey, John. Excerpt in Imaginary Social Worlds: A Cultural Approach. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1984. ISBN: 0803214219.

Jhally, Sut. "Image-Based Culture: advertising and popular culture." Excerpt in Gender, Race, and Class in Media. Edited by Gail Dines, and Jean Humez. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2003. ISBN: 0803951647.
2 Image Culture and Media Artifacts

Advertising, Media Literacy and Close Reading

Discussion: Notebook Assignment
Kellner, Douglas. "Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism and Media Culture." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 5-17.

"Advertising." Introduction in Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 71-75.

Jhally, Sut. "Image-Based Culture: advertising and popular culture." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 77-87.
3 Writing as Process: Prewriting, Drafting, Revising Advertising: A Case Study of Mass Media Goldman, Robert. "Constructing and Addressing the Audience as Commodity." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 88-92.

Kellner, Douglas."Reading Images Critically: Toward A Postmodern Pedagogy." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 126-132.
4 Strategies of Close Reading: Ads as Representative Texts: Finding Patterns Seiter, Ellen. "Different Children, Different Dreams." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 99-108.

Steinem, Gloria. "Sex, Lies and Advertising." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 112-120.

Kilbourne, Jean. "Beauty and the Beast of Advertising." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 121-125.

Documentary Film: Killing Us Softly 3. Media Education Foundation, 2000.
5 Strategies of Close Reading: Constructing Arguments About Advertising Texts

Living in Consumer Culture Theories of Social Control and Social Reflection
Ewen, Stuart. Excerpts in Captains of Consciousness. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1976. ISBN: 0070198462.

Schudson, Michael. Advertising: the Uneasy Persuasion. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1984. ISBN:0465000800.
6 Writing Workshop: Peer Review of Drafts Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death. New York, NY: Viking, 1985. ISBN: 0670804541.
7 Using Secondary Sources: Library Workshop
Unit Two: Second Essay - Writing Focus: Working with Primary and Secondary Sources; Crafting Individual and Group Identities in the Age of Mass Media and Consumer Culture
8 The Individual in the TV Age: Working With Primary Source Data: Interviews, Letters, etc.

The Art of Interviewing
Caughey, John. Imaginary Social Worlds: A Cultural Approach. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1984. ISBN: 0803214219.
9 The Individual in the Media Age: Growing Up on TV (cont.) Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death. New York, NY: Viking, 1985. ISBN: 0670804541.
10 The Individual in the Media Age: The Interview Transcript as Primary Source

Identifying Key Passages
Fiske, John. "Gendered Television: Femininity." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 340-347.

Rapping, Elaine. "Movie of the Week." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 445-453.

Pettegrew, John. "A Post-modernist moment: 1980s Commercial Culture and the Founding of MTV." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 488-498.
11 The Individual in the Age of Television and Mass Media: Interpreting Interview Material Within the Context of Secondary Sources Gerbner, George. "Television Violence: The Power and The Peril." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 547-557.

Gray, Herman. "Television, Black Americans and the American Dream." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 430-437.

Butsch, Richard. "Ralph, Fred, Archie and Homer: Why Television Keeps Recreating the White Male Working-Class Buffoon." In Gender, Race, and Class in Media. pp. 403-412.
12 The Individual in the "Digital Revolution"

Discuss: Assigned Readings

Managing and Citing Sources

Issues of Structure

Bookending: Intros and Conclusion
13 Generating Hypotheses from Case Studies: From Individual Lives to Social Patterns

Hypothesis Exercise

Television Analyses
14 Workshop, Draft, Essay 2
Unit Three: Writing Focus: Comparative Analysis: Print Into Film
15 From Print to Film: Thinking Critically About the Potentialities of Different Media for Storytelling

Literature, Film and the Depiction of Madness
Kaysen, Susanna. Girl, Interrupted. New York, NY: Vintage, 1994. ISBN: 0679746048.
16 From Print to Film: Questions of Comparative Analysis

Discuss: Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted
17 Film Showing: Girl, Interrupted (James Mangold,1999)
18 From Print to Film

Discuss: Novel and Film, Girl, Interrupted
19 Writing About Film

Film as Language

Discuss: "Reading Films Critically"
20 Incorporating Secondary Sources on Film and Print-to-film Adaptation

Types of Writing About Film

Small Groups: Scene Analysis Exercise
21 Workshop: Draft, Essay 3

Revision Strategies
22 Advanced Revision: The Potential of Publication

Discuss: Assigned Readings
23 Course Evaluations

Portfolio Preparation
24 Advanced Revision Workshop: Essay 1, Essay 2
25 Student Readings

Course Overview
26 Final Class

Student Readings

Submission of Portfolios