GSICCS, Waseda University -- Graham Law -- Academic Year 2022 Fall Term


GSICCS Doctoral Course: Seminar A F (Culture and Communication)


Subtitle
With a focus on Book History/Media Studies
Course Outline


This seminar course will have a dual focus. In the first part of the course we will focus on intellectual honesty and the ethical dimensions of the doctoral dissertation, emphasizing appropriate methodology, critical apparatus, and participant studies. In the second part we will undertake a number of readings in culture and communications studies, with a particular focus on book history and media studies.

Objectives
The course is intended to offer support and direction to any doctoral students working broadly in the field of culture of communication.

Course Schedule
Formal class sessions every other Tuesday. Intervening
Tuesday sessions for individual consultation by appointment or drop-in (first come, first served). The initial preparatory session will be conducted online via Zoom (link available on the Moodle system); then it will be decided by consensus whether generally to hold the class face-to-face, online, or a combination of the two. Reporters allocated for Class Sessions 2-8. Provisional schedule:

Class Session 1: Introductory & Preparatory (10/4)
Class Sessions 2-4: Discussing doctoral dissertations in Culture & Communication      
10/18
 PhD1: Chiappe
Reporters:
11/1
 PhD2: Seitz
Reporters:
11/15
 PhD3: Gray
Reporters:
Class Sessions 5-8: Discussing articles/chapters on the history of media
11/29  Article1: Darnton
Reporters:
12/13
 Article2: Moretti
Reporters:
1/10
 Article3: Postman Ch2
Reporters:
1/24
 Article4: Saler Ch1
Reporters:
 

Textbooks
Readings to be announced following consultation with participants, and downloadable from links on this page.



Reference
To be announced in class following consultation with participants

Evaluation
To be finalized in class following consultation with participants




Contact
Office Hours: Tuesday 3 / Thursday 3
Office No: 11-1455

Reports and other communications can be submitted to me either in class, or by mail to:
Post : G Law, Minami-cho 3-9-18, Nishitokyo City, Tokyo 188-0012
E-mail : [email protected]


 

Copyright (C) Graham Law, 2018-22. All rights reserved.
First drafted Fri 4 Sep 2015.
Last revised Thur
21 Jul 2022.



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