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1Modern Culture and Media1Modern Culture andMediaChairKevin McLaughlinModern Culture and Media (MCM) is committed to the study of mediain the context of the broader examination of modern cultural and socialformations. Our curriculum proposes a distinctive subject matter, stressescomparative analysis and theoretical reflection, and highlights theintegration of theory and practice, creative thought and critical production.In research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level,MCM combines the analysis of diverse texts — visual and verbal, literaryand historical, theoretical and popular, imaginative and archival — with thestudy of contemporary theories of representation and cultural productionand creative practice in a range of media. Through studying MCM,students will become critically sophisticated and knowledgeable about thetheory, history, and analysis of media and cultural forms. They will alsolearn to produce innovative work — whether in theory, media practice,or historical scholarship — that interrogates and transforms conventionalunderstandings of these forms.For additional information, please visit the department's website: media/Modern Culture and Media ConcentrationRequirementsModern Culture and Media (MCM) is an interdisciplinaryconcentration that explores the ties between media and broadercultural and social formations. We stress creative thinking and criticalproduction: comparative analysis and theoretical reflection, as well aswork that integrates practice and theory. We thus bring together aspectsof modern culture that are normally separated by departmental structuressuch as film and media studies, fine art, literature, literary arts andphilosophy. This concentration offers the student a range of possiblespecializations. A student might decide to focus on the critical studyand production of a certain type or combination of media (print,photography, sound recording, cinema, video, television, and digitalmedia); or they might focus on certain cultural, theoretical and/or socialformations (for example, gender/sexuality in post-Cold war television,postcolonial theory and film, the changing form of the novel, theories ofsubjectivity and ideology, video games and theories of representation).These paths are united by a commitment to critical thinking/practice:rather than reproducing conventions, MCM concentrators learn howconventions emerge, what work they do, and explore ways to changethem.Theory Based concentrators may choose to study a particular historicalmoment, a medium, or a mode of textual production, in combinationwith theoretical studies that examine the categories of cultural analysis:for example, the distinction between high and low culture. Examplesof areas of interest include but are not limited to film, gender/sexuality,digital media, television, post-coloniality, the novel, modern thought, themodern arts, sound, and theories of ideology and subjectivity. Productivework in some modern medium or textual mode is encouraged for allconcentrators. MCM’s approach to production recognizes the inextricablelink between theory and practice, and the possibility of a fruitful complicitybetween them. Production, in the sense defined here, is a theoreticallyinformed sphere or practice, one within which acknowledged forms ofcultural creation are tested and extended in close complementarity withthe analyses conducted elsewhere in MCM.Theory Based consists of 11 courses.Text/Media/Culture: Theories of ModernCulture and MediaTotal Credits1225311No more than three courses from this list may count for concentrationrequirements.The specific courses must be approved by an MCM concentrationadvisor as part of a coherent program of study.Other Requirements:1. Focus Area: Of the 11 courses required for the concentration, atleast 3 courses must be in a focus area approved by a concentrationadvisor. These courses may be MCM courses, related courses, ora combination of the two, and they must represent a focus on someaspect of modern literature, theory, media, art or culture. Examplesof possible focus areas are: mass/popular culture, ity, narrative, digital media, film,modern thought, television, the modern arts, the novel, colonialismand post-colonialism. This is not an exhaustive list. Productioncourses may be in the focus area but must be in addition to theminimum 3 courses.2. Production: Work in production is encouraged but not requiredfor Theory Based concentrators. Of the 11 courses required forconcentration, as many as 3 may be in production. These may beproduction courses offered by MCM (film, video, digital media) orcourses in creative writing, painting, photography, journalism, etc.,provided they do not bring the total number of concentration coursestaken outside MCM to more than 3.Honors:Theory BasedCore coursesMCM 0150Select two of the following:MCM 0220Print Cultures: Textuality and the Historyof BooksMCM 0230Digital MediaMCM 0240Television StudiesMCM 0250Visuality and Visual TheoriesMCM 0260Cinematic Coding and NarrativityMCM 1110The Theory of the SignAdditional coursesOne must be an upper level course from the MCM 1200seriesTwo must be senior seminars from the MCM 1500 or MCM1700 seriesTwo must be at any level in MCM above MCM 0260Three additional courses. These courses must be in MCM or in2related departments.1The honors program in MCM is designed for students who wish tointegrate their skills in a special project. Students who qualify for Honorsin the Theory Based track are eligible to apply to do an Honors projectthor thesis. Students should submit a letter of intent in their 6 semester,thand a formal proposal by the first day of their 7 semester. Applicationswill be screened by the MCM Honors Committee. (Application forms areavailable in the MCM office.) If approved, a student must then register forMCM 1980 (taken in the 7th semester), a one-credit course which cancount towards their Focus Area requirements, and MCM 1990 (taken inthe 8th semester), a one-credit thesis course in which they complete theHonors project/thesis.Practice BasedThe Practice Based concentration combines production courses with thecritical study of the cultural role of practice. It aims to engage studentsin the analysis of theories of production elaborated within philosophical,artistic, and technological traditions, while encouraging them to produceworks that interrogate these traditions.Practice Based consists of 11 courses:Two core courses:MCM 0150Text/Media/Culture: Theories of ModernCulture and MediaModern Culture and Media11

2Modern Culture and MediaSelect one MCM Introductory Practice course (MCM0700series). Introductory practice courses in other disciplines mayfulfill this requirement and should be selected in consultation withthe concentration advisor. Possible disciplines include LiteraryArts, Music, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Visual Art.MCM 0700AIntroduction to the Production ImageMCM 0710AIntroduction to Filmic Practice: Time andFormMCM 0730AIntroduction to Video Production: CriticalStrategies and HistoriesMCM 0750AArt in Digital CultureOne additional course from the following:MCM 0220Print Cultures: Textuality and the Historyof BooksMCM 0230Digital MediaMCM 0240Television StudiesMCM 0250Visuality and Visual TheoriesMCM 0260Cinematic Coding and NarrativityMCM 1110The Theory of the SignThree additional courses from the MCM 1200 or MCM 15001series2Four practice courses selected in consultation with an advisor.One Senior Seminar from the MCM 1700 series or otherequivalent in productionTotal Credits121MCM 0110. Theory and Analysis of Modern Culture and Media.An introduction to critical theory, cultural studies, and media analysis thataddresses print, photography, film, television, and digital media. We willexamine these media in relationship to influential theoretical approachessuch as structuralism and post-structuralism, ideological analysis andpsychoanalysis, feminist and queer theory, critical race theory and theoriesof post-colonialism and globality, and media and technology studies.134111At least one must be from the MCM 1500 series.Courses can be in any medium or combinatory sequence of mediafrom the following departments: Modern Culture and Media, VisualArt, Music, Literary Arts, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies,Computer Science, Engineering, supplemented by approved coursesat Rhode Island School of Design and study abroad. This list is notexhaustive.Honors:The honors program in MCM is designed for students who wish tointegrate their skills in a special project. Students who qualify for Honorsin the Practice Based track are eligible to apply to do an Honors projectthor thesis. Students should submit a letter of intent in their 6 semester,thand a formal proposal by the first day of their 7 semester. Applicationswill be screened by the MCM Honors Committee. (Application forms areavailable in the MCM office.) If approved, a student must then register forMCM 1980 (taken in the 7th semester), a one-credit course which cancount towards their Focus Area requirements, and MCM 1990 (taken inthe 8th semester), a one-credit thesis course in which they complete theHonors project/thesis.Modern Culture and Media GraduateProgramThe department of Modern Culture and Media offers a graduate programleading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. There is no terminalMaster’s program, but students who enter the doctoral program only withan undergraduate degree may earn an A.M. en route to the Ph.D.For more information on admission and program requirements, please visitthe following programs/modern-cultureand-media s/modern-culture-and-media/)2Modern Culture and MediaCoursesMCM 0150. Text/Media/Culture: Theories of Modern Culture andMedia.This introductory course will explore its three key terms "modern,""culture," and "media" through a variety of theories, historical narratives,and media objects. We will ask how different media—including print,photography, cinema, television, digital art, online video, archivalpractices, and social media—yield distinct modes of seeing, thinking,and feeling, structure the ways we act and engage with the commonworld, and communicate and collaborate. We will read semiotic theory,critical race studies, feminist, post-colonial, queer and political theory, andexamine concepts such as textuality, visuality, and networks. Open toundergraduates rangedArrangedArrangedArrangedArrangedArranged(A. Azoulay)’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'(B. Honig)MCM 0220. Print Cultures: Textuality and the History of Books.Print media are ubiquitous, appearing in myriad forms, materialconfigurations, and genres. This course investigates the concept ofprint as a mass medium, the first produced by means of mechanicalreproduction. We will give particular attention to the theoreticalproblematics that govern its analysis and to competing concepts of print asa form. The course will trace the emergence of mass literacy and readinghabits, print culture and the public sphere, the rise of the novel andhistory of the book, as well as concepts of literariness and representation,mediation and signification, narrativity and virtuality, the work and the 0-1:50(06)ArrangedArrangedArrangedArranged(E. Rooney)’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'MCM 0230. Digital Media.This course introduces students to the crtiical study of digital media: fromsurveillance to hactivism, from cyberpunk fiction/films to art installations,from social media to video games. We will analyze the aesthetics, politics,protocols, history and theory of digital media. Special attention will bepaid to its impact on/relation to social/cultural formations, especially interms of new media’s “wonderful creepiness,” that is, how it compromisesthe boundaries between the public and private, revolutionary andconventional, work and leisure, hype and reality.MCM 0240. Television Studies.Introduces students to the rigorous study of television, concentrating ontelevisual formations (texts, industry, audience) in relation to social/culturalformations (gender, generational, and family dynamics; constructions ofrace, class, and nation; consumerism and global economic flows). Thatis, this course considers both how television has been defined and howtelevision itself defines the terms of our world. Students MUST registerfor the lecture section, the screening, and a conference section. Open toundergraduates only.

Modern Culture and MediaMCM 0250. Visuality and Visual Theories.How do we see the world? Not only through our own eyes but through theeyes of others and with the mediation of technologies, perspectives, andpoints of view, giving us an embedded language to interpret what we see.In the last centuries, this construction of our visual field has been heavilyindebted to imperial and racial capitalist modes of production. We willexamine these constructions through a variety of technological devices:the camera obscura, panorama, photography, and cinema, and their usein processes of colonization and decolonization, drawing on the case ofAlgeria and other cases as well.MCM 0260. Cinematic Coding and Narrativity.Introduces students to rigorous study of the structural and ideologicalattributes of cinema, concentrating on the dominant narrative modeldeveloped in the American studio system and alternatives to that model.Attention to film theory in relation to questions of representation, culture,and society. Students become conversant with specific elements andoperations of the cinematic apparatus (e. g. camerawork, editing, soundimage relations) and how they produce discursive meanings. StudentsMUST register for the lecture, section and one screening. A sign-up sheetwill be available for conferences after the first class meeting. Open toundergraduates edArrangedArranged(J. Copjec)’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'’To Be Arranged'(J. Copjec)MCM 0700. Introduction to the Moving Image.The purpose of this course is to provide a basic introduction to filmand video production and to begin to consider the kinds of texts thatmight be produced using these media. Students are expected to workin an intelligent manner, take risks with the content and form, engage inempirical research of the medium, and in so doing, examine commonpresumptions about media production. Students will utilize 16mm nonsync film cameras and small format video to produce a series of shortprojects emphasizing the creative use of these media in various social andvisual arts contexts. Classes will consist of screenings and discussion ofa wide variety of works, basic technical demonstrations, and critiques ofstudent work. No previous production experience necessary. Prerequisites(two of the following or equivalent): MCM 0100, 0150, 0230, 0240,0250, 0260, 1110. Application required. Enrollment limited to 15. Writtenpermission required. Mandatory S/NC.MCM 0700A. Introduction to the Production Image.The course will provide students with a basic introduction to digital soundand image acquisition and post-production, and to consider the particularcapabilities of these digital technologies, especially as these relate to theproduction of meaning. Of particular interest will be the representationallimits of these technologies at the intersection of science and art. Classeswill be organized as workshop environments where extensive class timewill be devoted to hands-on learning with digital film cameras, lighting, anddigital sound recorders. There are no prerequisites for this class.Spr MCM0700A S01 24649Spr MCM0700A F01 24650Th10:00-12:50(09)Arranged(D. Udris)(D. Udris)MCM 0700B. Mediating the Live: Making and DocumentingPerformance Art.This course focuses on performance art and how artists use recordingtechnologies to document their acts. We will look at key examples ofperformance art from the past five decades to understand how artistshave explored gesture, movement, conduct, speech, embodiment.Documentation is especially important to performance because of theephemeral nature of the art form. While the performance document isnot the same as the performance, it is central to our understanding ofthe medium and often intrinsic to the works themselves. Students willexperiment with various presentation platforms and recording technologiesto understand their relationship to performance art.3MCM 0710A. Introduction to Filmic Practice: Time and Form.A studio-style course on working with time based media, focusedspecifically on the technology of 16mm film production. With its focuson photographic and montage processes, as well as lighting and sound,the principles established in this course provide a solid foundation forall subsequent work in media, whether cinematic, video or new media,and it is strongly advised as a foundation level, skills oriented mediacourse. Students produce a series of short, non-sync films. No previousexperience required. Screenings, demonstrations and studio angedM2:00-4:50(07)Arranged(J. Montgomery)(J. Montgomery)(J. Montgomery)(J. Montgomery)MCM 0720. Intermediate Filmmaking: Cinematic Space.Introduces more sophisticated film production techniques, includingsync sound and lighting technique. Explores the influence of digitaltechnologies on cinematic practice. Studio work supplemented byscreenings, demonstrations, and discussions. Group and individualprojects. Prerequisite: MCM 0710. Application required. Application isavailable in the MCM office or from Students must bring a completed application to the first class tobe considered for admission. Class list will be posted 2 days after the firstclass meeting. Enrollment limited to 12. Instructor's permission required.S/NC.MCM 0730A. Introduction to Video Production: Critical Strategies andHistories.Provides the basic principles of independent media production through acooperative, hands-on approach utilizing digital video. Emphasizes videoas a critical intervention in social and visual arts contexts. A major project,three shorter works, and in-class presentations of work-in-progressrequired. Weekly screenings contextualize student work. No previousexperience required.MCM 0730C. Foundation Media (VISA 0120).Interested students must register for VISA 0120.MCM 0740. Intermediate Video Production: Sound, Image, Duration.Expanded principles of independent video production utilizing small formatvideo (Mini DV). Emphasizes video as a critical intervention in socialand visual arts contexts. A major project (10-20 minutes) and a classpresentation concerning your project are required. Prerequisite: MCM0730. Application required. Application is available in the MCM office orfrom Students must bring acompleted application to the first class to be considered for admission.Class list will be posted 2 days after the first class meeting. Enrollmentlimited to 15. Instructor's permission required. S/NC.MCM 0750A. Art in Digital Culture.How do we produce, disseminate, and exchange images in a globalnetworked society? How do digital technologies challenge conventionsabout art making, authorship, and audience? This production courseintroduces students to the practice, and critical inquiry into art in digitalcu

digital media, television, post-coloniality, the novel, modern thought, the modern arts, sound, and theories of ideology and subjectivity. Productive work in some modern medium or textual mode is encouraged for all concentrators. MCM’s approach to production recognizes the inextricable

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