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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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Studying Selfies: A Critical Approach 3–5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies
Mediatutkimus
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

Studying Selfies: A Critical Approach, 3 ECTS (Digital Culture) / 5 ECTS (Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies)

People in charge: Jukka-Pekka Puro (Media Studies), Riikka Turtiainen (Digital Culture)

Teachers: Kaisu Hynnä, Sari Östman

Belongs to following study modules:

  • Media Studies: A2.b, A2.c, A2.d, A2.e, S3
  • Popular Culture Studies: S3
  • Digital Culture: A5

Learning outcomes: By the end of this course, students should feel comfortable conversing about selfies in the following ways:

  • Selfie as discourse: What is the history (or histories) of the selfie? How do these histories map to contemporary media and scholarly discourses regarding self-representation, autobiography, photography, amateurism, branding, and/or celebrity?
  • Selfie as evidence: What are the epistemological ramifications of the selfie?
  • Selfie as affect: What feelings do selfies elicit for those who produce, view, and/or circulate them?
  •  Selfie as ethics: Who practices “empowering” selfie generation? Who does not? Who cannot? How do these questions map to larger issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, religion and geography?
  • Selfie as performance/presentation of self:  The tension between spontaneity and staging in the way that selfies serve as a performance and presentation of self in global and social media contexts.

 

Contents: The fact that “selfie” was Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013 indicates that the selfie is a topic of popular interest. Yet for scholars, the selfie phenomenon represents a paradox. As an object, the selfie lends itself to cultural scorn and shaming. As a cultural practice, however, selfie circulation grows by the moment, moving far beyond the clichéd province of bored teenagers online.

In this course the use of “selfies” in popular culture will be thought as discourse, evidence, affect, ethics and performance/presentation of self.

During the course, students will

  • analyze case studies from recent press coverage of selfies
  • produce and curate their own digital images
  • read scholarship on networked images, representation, and politics
  • engage in guided online conversations

 

Teaching methods:

  • Digital Culture (3 ECTS): Lectures (2 h), Online teaching
  • Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies (5 ECTS): Lectures (6 h), Online teaching

Modes of Study:

  • Digital Culture (3 ECTS): Participation in online discussion (weeks 44-50), reading assignments, written exercises, producing digital images
  • Media Studies and Popular Culture Studies (5 ECTS): Participation in online discussion (weeks 44-50), reading assignments, written exercises, producing digital images. Participation in classroom work and classroom discussion, additional assignments, additional readings.

 Time and Place:
Friday 30.10.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)
                
Friday 06.11.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)
                
Friday: 20.11.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)

 

Teaching language: English

 

Evaluation: Numeric 0-5

 

Registration: Via NettiOpsu. 20 students will be selected on the course based on the order of their registration (10 students from Media Studies/Popular Culture Studies, 10 students from Digital Culture)

Guestions and enquiries about the course should be directed to Kaisu Hynnä (klhynn@utu.fi).

Enrolment

20 students will be selected on the course based on the order of their registration (10 students from Media Studies/Popular Culture Studies, 10 students from Digital Culture). DIGU1186: A3C STUDYING SELFIES: A CRITICAL APPROACH

Teacher responsible

Jukka-Pekka Puro
jppuro[ät]utu.fi

Teachers

Kaisu Hynnä
klhynn[ät]utu.fi
Sari Östman
smostm[ät]utu.fi

Teaching

26-Oct-2015 – 6-Dec-2015