vrmc spring 2010 weekly schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class. Responses are due by the Sunday evening following class discussion.

January

Week 1: 1/21
Introductions, syllabus, the course blog, course posters (pdfs): obey, map, beauty; magazine covers: Esquire (April 1968); Entertainment Weekly (May 2, 2003); Glamour (August 1968); Rolling Stone (January 22, 1981); Vanity Fair (August 1991); Esquire (October 1966)

Week 2: 1/28 — Discussion Leader: Phil
Context readings: Yancy, Lunsford, Hull & Nelson, Jenkins (pp 1 – 34). Multimodality readings: Kress; McDonagh, Goggin, & Squier; Prior; Lauer. PostSecret and Legofesto; On Blogging: Rettberg. Links and downloads on the Readings page.
Hand out Project 1: Analysis of Post Secret’s or Legofesto’s Semiotics

February

Week 3: 2/4— Discussion Leader: Susan
Hall, This Means That: Introduction, chapters 1 – 4; Readings on mapping; On Twitter: Johnson and Silver. Kress.ppt
assignment for 2/11

Week 4: 2/11 — Discussion Leader: Robbie
Hall, This Means That: chapters 5 – 8; Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: both versions of the poem

Week 5: 2/18 — Discussion Leader: Katrina
Evans & Hall, Visual Culture: pages 1 – 8, chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, 13 [updated 1/31/10]
Hand out Project 2: Photo Essay and Pictory

Week 6: 2/25 — Writing Week, Class Canceled
Project 1 due

March

Week 7: 3/4 — Discussion Leader: Sean
Evans & Hall, Visual Culture: chapters 15, 16, 18, 22, 24 [updated 1/31/10]
Photos due in class
Introduction to Flickr
assignment for 3/11

Week 8: 3/11 — Discussion Leader: Chris
Evans & Hall, Visual Culture: chapters 15, 16, 18, 22, 24; RIP: A Remix; Wesch on YouTube; Lessig on Remix; Creative Commons
Project 2 due; Photo Essay Revision

Spring Break March 15 – 19

Week 9: 3/25 — Discussion Leader:
Hand out Project 3: Remix, Mashup, and Society
Shining,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Brokeback to the Future,” “Mrs Doubtfire,” Communism,” “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (Brokeback Mountain Trailer); Marriage is a Patrnership; About Fallout
Introduction to Windows Movie Maker and iMovie
assignment for 4/1

April

Week 10: 4/1 — Discussion Leader: Anthony
Evans & Hall, Visual Culture: all of Section F
Analysis of archival film footage in terms of section F
Project3 : remix synopsis due on blog

Week 11: 4/8 — Discussion Leader: Rebecca
Evans & Hall, Visual Culture: all of Section G
Imagine This,” “100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers,” “The Golden Age of Video” by Ricardo Autobahn
Project 3: 1 – 3 minute rough draft due on course YouTube channel
Hand out Project 4: In-depth Multimodal Composition

Week 12: 4/15 — Discussion Leader: Hannah
McCloud, Understanding Comics
Project 3: 1 – 3 minute rough draft due on course YouTube channel
Project 3 due

Week 13: 4/22 — Discussion Leader: Zach and Nahid
Kirshner et al, I Live Here
Hand out Assignment 4: Reflective Statement

Week 14: 4/29
Last day of class, evaluations, watch remixes
Project 3 due

Week 15: finals week
5/6: Reflective Statement due by 11:00pm via email to BW
5/10: Optional Multimodal Extra Credit Reflective Statement due by 11:00pm

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