CCTP-748: Media Theory and Visual Culture: Weekly Seminar Discussion

Spring 2012


Consult student wiki discussions from prior semesters:
The Metapedia archive (2007-2009) and 2010-2011 (Georgetown Wiki).


  • Week 2: Communication models and critique (1)
  • Week 3: Communication models and critique (2)
  • Week 4: Conceptual and theoretical modeling systems: Kuhn, Foucault, Rorty
  • Week 5: Intro to semiotics and structuralism
  • Week 6: Cultural Semiotics
  • Week 7: Deconstruction and Expanding Semiotic Theories
  • Week 8: Intertextuality, Dialogism, Semiosis, Cultural Encyclopedia
  • Week 9: Medium / Artwork / Image / Spectacle / Simulacrum: Benjamin, Debord, Baudrillard
  • Week 10: Postmodernism to Post-postmodernism: Overview of Postmodern Theory and Current Issues
  • Week 11: Introduction to Mediology
  • Week 12: Mediology and Visual Culture
  • Week 13: Working with media theory and mediology