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Literature and culture today: Reading Contemporary American Television: Storytelling, Representation and the Canon

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Kod przedmiotu: 2510-f1ENG2S-LCT-RCA
Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0232) Literatura i językoznawstwo Kod ISCED - Międzynarodowa Standardowa Klasyfikacja Kształcenia (International Standard Classification of Education) została opracowana przez UNESCO.
Nazwa przedmiotu: Literature and culture today: Reading Contemporary American Television: Storytelling, Representation and the Canon
Jednostka: Wydział Humanistyczny
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00 (zmienne w czasie) Podstawowe informacje o zasadach przyporządkowania punktów ECTS:
  • roczny wymiar godzinowy nakładu pracy studenta konieczny do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się dla danego etapu studiów wynosi 1500-1800 h, co odpowiada 60 ECTS;
  • tygodniowy wymiar godzinowy nakładu pracy studenta wynosi 45 h;
  • 1 punkt ECTS odpowiada 25-30 godzinom pracy studenta potrzebnej do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się;
  • tygodniowy nakład pracy studenta konieczny do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się pozwala uzyskać 1,5 ECTS;
  • nakład pracy potrzebny do zaliczenia przedmiotu, któremu przypisano 3 ECTS, stanowi 10% semestralnego obciążenia studenta.

zobacz reguły punktacji
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

(tylko po angielsku) Contact hours with teacher:

- participation in classes - 30 hrs


Self-study hours:

- preparation for classes - 10 hrs

- final essay research and composition - 10 hrs


Altogether: 50 hrs (2 ECTS)

Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

(tylko po angielsku) The graduate:


U1: can read and comprehend academic and popular texts in English on the subject of American television (K_U02)

U2: can discuss, describe and argue as well as form their own conclusions about issues connected with American television culture using various communication channels, in speech and in writing (K_U05, K_U15)

U3: is able to research, analyze and interpret contemporary American television series using philological terminology and appropriate methods drawing on literary and cultural studies (K_U06)

Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:

-

Metody dydaktyczne eksponujące:

- pokaz

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- opis
- pogadanka

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- ćwiczeniowa
- seminaryjna
- studium przypadku

Metody dydaktyczne w kształceniu online:

- metody ewaluacyjne
- metody integracyjne
- metody oparte na współpracy
- metody służące prezentacji treści
- metody wymiany i dyskusji

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The class provides an introductory overview of the changes taking place over recent decades in television made by and for American television stations, ranging from Quality TV / Third Golden Age of Television in late 1990s, when television series became an increasingly significant form of cultural text, considered worthy of serious academic analysis and critical attention, through domination of cable stations, associated with auteurial television series, to Peak TV, an era when the number of ongoing scripted television series per year has exceeded four hundred, and streaming, associated with binge-watching, continues to supplant network and cable television.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The class aims to broaden and contextualise the students' knowledge concerning one of the dominant forms of early 21st century American culture, namely: scripted television series.

The course consists of an introductory module, familiarising the students with the American television landscape and its changes, the notion of the canon as it may be applied to television studies, and introducing relevant critical and theoretical approaches. The students will learn about generic distinctions and the chronology of selected influential American TV series and the channels/distributors that broadcast them.

Subsequently, the students will learn about selected phenomena associated with contemporary television, such as the rise anti-hero drama, auteurial television series, the influence of societal and political changes (such as the recession or Obama's presidency) on television, discussing representation, changing audiences and various storytelling modes.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Obligatory reading (selected excerpts)

John Fiske. 1989. Television Culture: Popular Pleasures and Politics. London-New York: Routledge.

Amanda Lotz. 2006. Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Janet McCabe and Kim Akass (eds.) 2007. Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond. London-New York: I.B.Tauris.

Emily Nussbaum. 2019. I Like to Watch. Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution. Random House.

Lillian S. Robinson. 1983. "Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon," Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature,Vol. 2, No. 1.

Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz. TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time. New York-Boston: Grand Central Publishing.

David Foster Wallace. 1993. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction , Review of Contemporary Fiction," vol. 13, No. 2.

Moodle materials, including reviews and selected excerpts of TV programmes.

Supplementary Literature:

Amanda Lotz. 2014. Cable Guys. Television and Masculinities in the Twenty-First Century. New York and London: New York University Press.

Brett Martin. 2013. Difficult Men. Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad. New York: The Penguin Press.

Paul Morris and Sue Thornham. 1999. Media Studies: A Reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Rachel Moseley, Helen Wheatley and Helen Wood (eds.) 2017. Television for Women: New Directions. London-New York: Routledge.

Alan Sepinwall. 2012. The Revolution Was Televised : The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever. Smashwords Publishing.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Assessment of classroom performance and/or Moodle task completion showcasing knowledge of assigned readings documented by the teacher in an activity log. (U1, U2) (30%)

End of semester essay (U2, U3) (70%)

Final paper is assessed with regard to using knowledge gained in class and researched sources, as well as correct essay structure and English lexis and grammar.

Assessment criteria:

satisfactory- (60-69%)

satisfactory plus- (70-75%)

good - (76-83%)

good plus- (84-90%)

very good- (91-100%)

Active participation in classes is obligatory in a laboratory class; therefore, persistent lack of preparation or unexcused absences can lead to a lowered grade or result in a failing grade.

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)

N/A

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2021/22" (zakończony)

Okres: 2022-02-21 - 2022-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:
Przejdź do planu
Typ zajęć:
Laboratorium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Nelly Strehlau
Prowadzący grup: Nelly Strehlau
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Laboratorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The seminar provides an introductory overview of the changes taking place over recent decades in television made by and for American television stations, ranging from Quality TV / Third Golden Age of Television in late 1990s, when television series became an increasingly significant form of cultural text, considered worthy of serious academic analysis and critical attention, through domination of cable stations, associated with auteurial television series, to Peak TV, an era when the number of ongoing scripted television series per year has exceeded four hundred, and streaming, associated with binge-watching, continues to supplant network and cable television.

In 2021/2022, the class is conducted in person. In case of lockdown, the class will involve the use of remote teaching and testing methods, primarily through the Moodle platform and MS Teams.

https://moodle.umk.pl/course/view.php?id=2941

Supported by MS Teams (link on Moodle)

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

Click on "Laboratory 30 hours -> more information" for additional notes about 2021/2022 cycle.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2022/23" (zakończony)

Okres: 2023-02-20 - 2023-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:
Przejdź do planu
Typ zajęć:
Laboratorium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Nelly Strehlau
Prowadzący grup: Nelly Strehlau
Strona przedmiotu: https://moodle.umk.pl/course/view.php?id=4853
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Laboratorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The seminar provides an introductory overview of the changes taking place over recent decades in television made by and for American television stations, ranging from Quality TV / Third Golden Age of Television in late 1990s, when television series became an increasingly significant form of cultural text, considered worthy of serious academic analysis and critical attention, through domination of cable stations, associated with auteurial television series, to Peak TV, an era when the number of ongoing scripted television series per year has exceeded four hundred, and streaming, associated with binge-watching, continues to supplant network and cable television.

In 2022/2023, the class is conducted in person. In case of lockdown, the class will involve the use of remote teaching and testing methods, primarily through the Moodle platform and MS Teams.

https://moodle.umk.pl/course/view.php?id=4853

Potentially supported by MS Teams.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

Click on "Laboratory 30 hours -> more information" for additional notes about 2022/2023 cycle.

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