CMS.796 Major Media Texts


Class Info

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have been considered landmarks or have sustained extensive critical and scholarly discussion. Such texts may include oral epic, story cycles, plays, novels, films, opera, television drama and digital works. Emphasizes close reading from a variety of contextual and aesthetic perspectives. Syllabus varies each year, and may be organized around works that have launched new modes and genres, works that reflect upon their own media practices, or on stories that migrate from one medium to another. At least one of the assigned texts is collaboratively taught, and visiting lectures and discussions are a regular feature of the subject.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.796 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by L. Parks.

Lecture occurs 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesdays in E15-335.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site or on the CMS.796 Stellar site.

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