Race, Gender and Media-Making
The biggest paradigm shift in media studies today is understanding ordinary people as media producers, not just consumers. This class explores grassroots media-making in the context of gender, race, ethnicity, ability status, sexuality and class.
After critically examining and writing about scholarly articles from our required reader alongside their attendant primary media artifacts, students will create their own research-based digital media projects and publish them to a weebly subdomain that they themselves administer.
This course fulfills Emory’s Continuing Writing requirement -- which emphasizes writing frequency, process, quality, and variety. We also fulfill the CWPA framework for postsecondary writing, which values multimodal composition, multilingualism where relevant, and writing-to-learn methods. In addition to this, students who successfully fulfill this course will gain intensified ability to visualize media texts analytically, frame their observations and assessments of those texts in persuasive multimodal work, and gain more of a critically and historically informed understanding of the development, aesthetics and uses of popular media as a vital part of 20th and 21st century culture.
This class participates in the Domain of One's Own initiative. As part of the Domain of One’s Own project you will author and administer a personal website and compose with a variety of digital tools. However, no technological expertise is required to do well in this course.
You can see some student domains if you follow the links to student work in my class websites, available on my homepage. Also, please take a look at the work of prior English 363 students: Malaika, Jamila, Mirandy, Mariam, Madison, Zoe, Laura, Ivy, Rehat, Mareeta, Brian, Yawen, Ujwal, and Ashley. Links to Spring 2017 students work in progress are below.
Once you have completed the course, the site you built is yours to continue to develop into a website that may include, but is not limited to, course projects, a professional portfolio, resume/CV documents, social media feeds, and blogs.
Heather Julien homepage