AFVS 289 - The Frankfurt School on Mass Media and Mass Culture

Description
This seminar considers the Frankfurt School's deliberations on film, radio, television, and mass culture. We will devote the majority of the course to three seminal figures: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and T. W. Adorno. More generally, we will focus on the debates catalyzed by the emergence of modern mass media and an industrialized visual culture; we will also reflect on the pertinence of these debates for our own contemporary culture of media convergence. Notes: This course is also offered through Germanic Languages and Literatures as German 254. Credit may be earned for either AFVS 289 or German 254, but not both. Course site: https://locator.tlt.harvard.edu/course/colgsas-156172/2019/fall/22264
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019
Offered
M
Avg. Class Size
999
Avg. Sections
1