This course looks at different aspects of the media, focusing on theories of visuality, textuality, discoursivity, semiotics, oral and written cultures and sociology.
Jack Goody – Ian Watt: The Consequences of Literacy, in Jack Goody (ed.): Literacy in Traditional Societies, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1968, 27-42.
Raymond Williams: Television: technology and cultural form, Routledge, 2003.
Louis Althusser: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes Toward an Investigation), in Lenin and philosophy, and other essays, Monthly Review Press, 2001
Clifford Geertz: Ideology as a Cultural System, in The Interpretation of Cultures (New York: Basic Books, 1973
Roland Barthes: Mythologies, Vintage Classics, 2009
Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1995
Ernst Gombrich: The Visual Image, in The Image and the Eye, 1982.
Clifford Geertz: Art as a Cultural System, in Local knowledge: further essays in interpretive anthropology, Indiana University, Fontana Press, 1993