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  1. Week 17: Why Media Genres Matter 16 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      Please read before class
      1. An Introduction to Genre Theory - David, Chandler

        Article Essential reading

      2. Genre - John Frow 2015

        Chapter Essential reading read chapter 4 pp. 72-99 Implication and relevance

      3. Genre - John Frow 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Please read Chapter 'Approaches to Genre' (pp.6-28)

    2. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Genre - Steve Neale, British Film Institute 1980

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Film/genre - Rick Altman, British Film Institute 1999

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 1991

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Corner, J. 'Meaning, genre and context: the problematics of public knowledge in the new audience studies'

      4. The television genre book 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Key concepts in communication and cultural studies - Tim O'Sullivan 1994

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Genre and gender - Lidia Curti 05/1988

        Article Recommended reading

      7. Media, culture and society: an introduction - Paul Hodkinson 2017

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Narrative and genre: key concepts in media studies - Nick Lacey 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      9. Approaches to media: a reader - Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Chris Newbold 1995

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Remote control: television, audiences, and cultural power - Ellen Seiter 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

  2. Week 18: Hollywood Cinema and Genre 10 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      1. Film: a critical introduction - Leo Braudy

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 6, pp 381-406, Genre.

    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. The Idea of Genre in the American Cinema - Edward Buscombe 01/03/1970

        Article Recommended reading

      2. The cinema book

        Chapter Recommended reading Chapter(pp. 137-234) by C. Gledhill 'Genre'

      3. Film genre: from iconography to ideology - Barry Keith Grant 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Film genre reader IV - Barry Keith Grant c2012

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Cinema studies: the key concepts - Susan Hayward 2018

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Making sense of genre - Deborah, Knight

        Webpage Recommended reading

      7. Film genre: Hollywood and beyond - Barry Langford c2005

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Genre and contemporary Hollywood - Steve Neale 2002

        Book Recommended reading

  3. Week 19: News and Public Interest 15 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. News as entertainment: the rise of global infotainment - Daya Kishan Thussu 2007

        Book Essential reading Please read chapter 2 'The evolution of infotainment' (pp.15-42)

      2. Media and society: critical perspectives - Graeme Burton, ProQuest (Firm) 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Please read chapter 8 'News' (pp.228-268)

    2. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Television and society - Nicholas Abercrombie c1996

        Book Recommended reading

      2. News culture - Stuart Allan 2010

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The globalization of news - Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Terhi Rantanen 1998

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Stanley Cohen, Jock Young 1981

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Journalism: a critical history - Martin Conboy 2004

        Book Recommended reading

      6. The television genre book 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Power without responsibility: press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain - James Curran, Jean Seaton 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      9. Newspeak in the 21st century - David Edwards, David Cromwell 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Manufacturing consent: the political economy of the mass media - Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky 1994

        Book Recommended reading

  4. Week 20: Comedy as Social Discourse 22 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
    2. Further Reading 20 items
      1. The television genre book 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      2. From happy homemaker to desperate housewives: motherhood and popular television - Rebecca Feasey, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter 3

      3. Television times: a reader

        Chapter Recommended reading Please read chapter 11 pp. 111-116 situation comedy and stereotyping

      4. Beyond a joke: the limits of humour - Sharon Lockyer, Michael Pickering 2005

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by D. Howitt and K, Owusu-Bempah 'Race and ethnicity in popular humour' (pp.45-62).

      5. Humour in society: resistance and control - Charles Husband

        Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 8, pp 149-178, Racist Humour and Racist Ideology in British Television, or I Laughed Till You Cried.

      6. The ideological octopus: an exploration of television and its audience - Justin Lewis 1991

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter 7 'The power of popular television: The case of Cosby' (pp. 159-202).

      7. Gender and humor: interdisciplinary and international perspectives 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Sharon Lockyer 'Being bovvered and taking liberties: Female performance in 'The Catherine Tate Show'' (pp. 212-225).

      8. Comedy matters: On the impact of comedy - Sharon Lockyer 2016

        Article Recommended reading

      9. Beyond a joke: the limits of humour - Sharon Lockyer, Michael Pickering 2005

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Reading Little Britain: comedy matters on contemporary television - Sharon Lockyer 2010

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Sarita Malik ' How Little Britain does 'race'' (pp. 95-94).

      11. The Colour black: black images in British television - Andy Medhurst

        Chapter Recommended reading Read pp 15-21, Laughing Matters Situation Comedies.

      12. Beyond a joke: the limits of humour - Sharon Lockyer, Michael Pickering 2005

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by M Pickering and S Lockyer 'The ambiguities of comic impersonation' (pp. 180-197).

      13. “Chav Mum Chav Scum” - Imogen Tyler 03/2008

        Article Recommended reading

  5. Effective Learning Week 0 items
  6. Week 22: Soap Operas and Women's Television 12 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. Watching Dallas: soap opera and the melodramatic imagination - Ien Ang, Della Couling 1989

        Book Essential reading Please read Chapter 2 'Dallas and the Melodramatic Imagination'

      2. Soap Opera, Then and Now - C. Lee Harrington 02/2016

        Article Essential reading

    2. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Feminist theory and the matriarchal soap: EastEnders - ELAINE ASTON and IAN CLARKE 1994

        Article Recommended reading

      2. EastEnders - Anna Madill, Rebecca Goldmeier 12/2003

        Article Recommended reading

      3. From happy homemaker to desperate housewives: motherhood and popular television - Rebecca Feasey, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Please read Chapter 2

      4. Lifestyling Britain - Charlotte Brunsdon 03/2003

        Article Recommended reading

      5. Public secrets: EastEnders and its audience - David Buckingham, British Film Institute 1987

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Message received: Glasgow Media Group research, 1993-1998 - Greg Philo 1999

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Lesley Henderson 'Producing Serious Soaps'

      7. Social issues in television fiction - Lesley Henderson 2007

        Book Recommended reading Chapters 3,5,6

      8. Soap opera - Dorothy Hobson 2003

        Book Recommended reading

  7. Week 23: Documentary and the Racialised Subject 13 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. The social eye of television, I946-I955 - Paddy Scannell 01/1979

        Article Essential reading

    2. Further Reading 11 items
      1. Issues in contemporary documentary - Jane Chapman 2009

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter 1

      2. Issues in contemporary documentary - Jane Chapman 2009

        Book Recommended reading read chapter 2

      3. Television form and public address - John Corner 1995

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Culture, media, language: working papers in cultural studies, 1972-79 - Stuart Hall, University of Birmingham. Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 1992, c1980

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter 'The social eye of Picture Post' (pp. 71-120)

      5. Postcolonial media culture in Britain - Rosalind Brunt, Rinella Cere 2011

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter my M. Macdonald 'Discourses of separation: News and documentary representations of Muslims in Britain' (pp. 127-141).

      6. Genre - Steve Neale, British Film Institute 1980

        Book 

      7. Factual Television - Norman, Swallow Mar. 1966

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Culture and society 1780-1950 - Raymond Williams 1983

        Book Recommended reading

      9. Gender, race, and class in media: a critical reader 2015

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Stuart Hall 'The Whites in their Eyes'

      10. A Lecture on Realism - Raymond Williams 1977

        Article Recommended reading

  8. Week 24: Reality Television and 'Ordinary People' 19 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. Realism and "reality" in film and media - Anne Jerslev 2002

        Book Essential reading Please read chapter by I., Bondebjerg 'The Mediation of Everyday Life: Genre, Discourse and Spectacle in Reality TV' (pp. 159-193).

      2. Reacting to reality television: performance, audience and value - Beverley Skeggs, Helen Wood 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Please read chapter 1

    2. Further Reading 17 items
      1. Reality TV: realism and revelation - Biressi, Anita, Nunn, Heather 2005

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Reality TV: the work of being watched - Mark Andrejevic c2004

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Exposing lifestyle television: the big reveal - Gareth Palmer 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by A Biressi and H Nunn 'Bad citizens' (pp. 15-23)

      4. Reality television and class

        Chapter Recommended reading Please read chapter 14 pp. 197-209 by Laura Grindstaff, 'From Jerry Springer to Jersey Shore: the cultural politics of class in/on US reality programming'

      5. Media scandals: morality and desire in the popular culture marketplace - Laura Grindstaff

        Chapter Recommended reading Read chapter 8, pp 164-202, Producing Trash, Class and the Money Shot.

      6. Understanding reality television - Gareth Palmer

        Chapter Recommended reading The new you: Class and transformation in lifestyle television

      7. Postcolonial media culture in Britain

        Chapter Recommended reading Please read chapter 4 pp. 41-55 by Sarita Malik 'Mainstreaming Cultural Diversity'

      8. The Indian Family on UK Reality Television - Sarita Malik 11/2013

        Article Recommended reading

      9. Reality TV: remaking television culture - Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette c2009

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Reacting to reality television: performance, audience and value - Beverley Skeggs, Helen Wood 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      11. The Routledge companion to media and gender

        Chapter Recommended reading read Chapter 24.pp. 269-279 by H Nunn and A Biressi 'Class, gender and the docusoap'

      12. The mass production of celebrity - Graeme Turner 06/2006

        Article Recommended reading

  9. Week 25: Pornography, Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Empowerment 2 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. Sex media - Feona Attwood 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Please read Chapter 2 and 4

  10. Further Reading 12 items
    1. Pornography and objectification - Feona Attwood 03/2004

      Article Recommended reading

    2. Porn Studies: an introduction - Feona Attwood, Clarissa Smith 02/01/2014

      Article Recommended reading

    3. Fifty Shades and the law: Regulating sex and sex media in the UK - Feona Attwood, Caroline Walters 12/2013

      Article Recommended reading

    4. The Sexualisation of Culture? - Rosalind Gill 07/2012

      Article Recommended reading

    5. Gender, agency, and coercion 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    6. New femininities: postfeminism, neoliberalism and subjectivity - Laura Harvey, Rosalind Gill

      Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 3, pp. 52-67, Spicing it up: Sexual Entrepreneurs and The Sex Inspectors.

    7. Anti/pro/critical porn studies - Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood 02/01/2014

      Article Recommended reading

  11. Week 26: Social Media and Social Identities 29 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Gendering The Labor Of Social Media Production - Brooke Erin Duffy 04/07/2015

        Article Essential reading

    2. Further Reading 26 items
      1. Emotion work: considering gender in digital labor - Jacquelyn Arcy 03/03/2016

        Article Recommended reading

      2. Performativity and Belonging - Vikki Bell 04/1999

        Article Recommended reading

      3. The pedagogy of regret: Facebook, binge drinking and young women - Rebecca Brown, Melissa Gregg 06/2012

        Article Recommended reading

      4. Youth, identity, and digital media - David Buckingham c2008

        Book Recommended reading Please read 'Introducing Identity' (pp.1-24)

      5. The rise of the network society - Manuel Castells 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Beauty surveillance: The digital self-monitoring cultures of neoliberalism - Ana Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill 24/06/2017

        Article Recommended reading

      7. New media, old news: journalism & democracy in the digital age - Natalie Fenton 2010

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by Natalie Fenton 'Drowning or waving? News media, journalism and democracy'

      8. Women's Micro-Entrepreneurial Homeworking - Susan Luckman 03/04/2015

        Article Recommended reading

      9. Emerging personal media genres - Marika Lüders, Lin Prøitz, Terje Rasmussen 09/2010

        Article Recommended reading

      10. Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog - Carolyn, Miller Dawn, Shepherd

        Webpage Recommended reading

      11. Twitter: Microphone for the masses? - Dhiraj Murthy 07/2011

        Article Recommended reading

      12. Gendering the recession: media and culture in an age of austerity

        Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 5, pp 136-160, Elizabeth Nathanson's 'Dressed for Economic Distress: Blogging and the "New" Pleasures of Fashion'

      13. The post-fordist sexual contract: working and living in contingency 2016

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by J, Taylor 'Laptops and Playpens: Mommy bloggers and visions of household work'

      14. Understanding identity - Kath Woodward 2002

        Book Recommended reading

  12. Week 27: Grime and Social Action 12 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Please read before class
      1. Genre as social action - Carolyn R. Miller 05/1984

        Article Essential reading

    2. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Music and politics - John Street 2012

        Book Essential reading Please read chapter 5

      2. Can't stop won't stop: a history of the hip-hop generation - Jeff Chang 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Blackness in Britain 2016

        Book Recommended reading Please read chapter by M Charles 'Grime Central! Subterranean ground-in grit engulfed manicured mainstream spaces'

      4. After empire: melancholia or convivial culture? - Paul Gilroy 2004

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Stand Up Tall: Dizzee Rascal and the Birth of Grime - D, Hancox 2013

        Book Other reading this is only available on kindle, no access via Brunel library.

  13. Week 28: Assessment Guidance: Preparing for a Seen Exam and Module Review and Feedback 0 items
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