Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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 opetussuunnitelma 2016–2018
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DIGU1186 Studying Selfies: A Critical Approach 3–5 op
Jukka-Pekka Puro (Media Studies), Riikka Turtiainen (Digital Culture), teachers Kaisu Hynnä and Sari Östman


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.


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.



Language of instruction: English

Vaadittavat opintosuoritukset

Suoritusvaihtoehto 1
  • Tutkinto-ohjelman omat opiskelijat
  • Muut opiskelijat
  • Tohtoriopiskelijat
  • Vaihto-opiskelijat
Osallistuminen opetukseen
  • englanniksi

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

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.


Numerolla 0-5.

Suositellut suoritusajankohdat

Period II

Kokonaisuudet, joihin opintojakso kuuluu

Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitos
Opintojakso opetusohjelmassa
Opetusohjelma ei ole enää voimassa. Tarkista tiedot voimassa olevasta opetusohjelmasta.
Toteutustietoja ei ole taltioitu.
Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitos
Nais- ja sukupuolentutkimuksen maisteriohjelma
MDP in European Heritage, Digital Media and Infor.
Historian, kultt.ja taiteiden tutk.laitoksen yht.
Arkistoalan ja asiakirjahallinnan maisteriopinnot
Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies
MDP in Gender Studies