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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2014–2015
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
Get a Grip: Media Attachments and the Body 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

"Get a grip" refers to calming down and studying something sensibly from a distance, as academic study habitually does. On the other hand, media users and viewers might find themselves "in the grip" of images and technology: unable or unwilling to detach and look away. In both cases, we react to and process media corporeally as well as consciously, from a perspective simultaneously collective and personal.


The course addresses some key methodological and theoretical approaches to questions of media, power and the body. Its aim is to offer tools to analyze both the tangible, gripping and the unnoticeable, mundane ways in which various media participate in shaping our ways of being in the world, looking and being looked at, connecting and disconnecting. While the emphasis is on recent discussions on the centrality of the body in media images as well as in our attachments to media, we also look at how these gripping dimensions have been interrogated earlier, in feminist media studies in particular. Introduced approaches include phenomenology, psychoanalytical theorizations of spectatorship, media studies inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze, and media ethnography.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Minerva T52, Media Studies seminar room E325.
Tu 13.01.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 20.01.2015 at 16 - 18
Th 22.01.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 27.01.2015 at 16 - 18
Th 29.01.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 03.02.2015 at 16 - 18
Th 05.02.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 10.02.2015 at 16 - 18
Th 12.02.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 17.02.2015 at 16 - 18
Th 19.02.2015 at 16 - 18

Tu 24.2.2015, at 16 - 18


Please sign on NettiOpsu, registration starts 15.12.2014. Preliminary group size 20 students + a waiting list (in case of a bigger group). METU0159: Theoretical Traditions/MEDIATUTKIMUKSEN TEORIAPERINTEET

Teacher responsible

Katariina Kyrölä


15-Jan-2015 – 24-Feb-2015

Further information


Kulttuurihistoria S3

Mediatutkimus S3

Musiikkitiede A5l Muu ala I ja S3l Muu ala II

Popstudies S3

Sukupuolentutkimuksessa korvaavuus sopimuksen mukaan esim. A4/S4

Taidehistoria A4i/S4g Valinnainen teema