CCTP-748: Media Theory and Visual Culture: Weekly Seminar Discussion
Spring 2011

Archive of student discussions in prior years of this seminar on the Metapedia wiki site


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