transmedial, intertextual, narrative, generic, representational, and factual/fictional construction of the text.
Requirement:The intended learning outcomes will be assessed as follows:
Choose a recent media text and produce a detailed critical analysis of your chosen text.(you can choose by yourself, the best is to choose a film.)
Your analysis should:
– examine THREE of following: the transmedial, intertextual, narrative, generic, representational, and factual/fictional construction of the text.
– examine how such factors might influence audience interpretations of your specific example.
Your essay must be informed by the key theories, concepts and approaches from the module.
Your assignment MUST be informed by academic literature and include a full bibliography. Your bibliography is NOT included in your word count .
Please use some further reading in the essay.
• Barker, C. (2000) Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice London: Sage
• Black, S.R. (2012) “The Archontic Holmes: Understanding adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories in the context of Jacques Derrida’s ‘Archive‘.” Forum 15: 1-11.
• Devereux, E. (2014) Understanding the Media (3rd edition), London: Sage
• Fiske, J. (2011). Television Culture. London: Routledge. Chapters 5 (pp.62-83) and 7 (pp.109-128).
• Fowler, R. (1991) Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press. London: Routledge.
• Grusin and Bolter (1999) Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press.
• Hall, S. (1996) “Who Needs Identity.” inHall, S. Du Gay, P. (Eds) Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage.
• Hall, S. (1997) Representations: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London, Sage.
• Harrington, C.L. and Bielby, D. (2001). Constructing the Popular: Cultural Production and Consumption. Oxford: Blackwell. pp.1-15.
• Hartley, J. (2002) Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge.
• Heidensohn, F. (1985) Women and Crime. New York: NYUP
• Jenkins, H. (1988) “Star Trek Rerun Reread Rewritten: Fan Writing as textual Poaching.” Critical Studies in Mass Communication 5 (2): 85-107.
• Jenkins (2006) Convergence Culture. NY: NY University Press. pp.1-24; 93-130; 131-168.
• Long, P. and T. Wall. (2009) Media Studies: Texts, Production and Content. Harlow: Pearson,
• McLuhan (1964) Understanding Media: the Extensions of Man. London: Routledge.
• Stein, L. and Busse, K. (2009) “Limit Play: Fan Authorship between Source Text, Intertext, and Context.” Popular Communication 7: 192–207.