DMS 555 Experiments In Media and Narrative

Anstey, Josephine, :: T 11am-2:40pm :: CFA232

Narrative is one of the sustaining structures of media art, a possible skeleton around which work can cohere and flourish. It has also been condemned as one of the major mechanisms sustaining oppressive and limiting ideologies. This seminar is for students interested in the both the potentialities and pitfalls of narrative. We will examine experimental media work that intersects narrative traditions. We will read theoretical material on narrative structure and function. Students will choose to create media work involving narrative OR to produce a scholarly/analytic paper on experimental media and narrative. In this course both media and narrative will be understood and explored in the widest, most flexible sense.