Schedule

  January 21: Introduction
Benjamin, Adorno & Horkheimer (to be distributed)
  January 28:
Television Analysis
Mark Crispin Miller, Boxed In
  February 4: Cultural Studies and Television
John Fiske, Television Culture
  February 11: Formal Development
Marshall McLuhan, from Understanding Media (course packet)
Raymond Williams, from Television (course packet)
  February 18: Historical Development
Lynn Spigel, Make Room for TV
Term paper proposal due
  February 25: Making a Television Culture
Cecelia Tichi, Electronic Hearth
  March 4: Fighting Television Culture
Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
  March 11: Fighting Television Culture 2
David Marc, Bonfire of the Humanities
  March 18: No class -- spring break
  March 25: Race and Television
Herman Gray, Watching Race
  April 1: Gender and Television
Susan Douglas, Where the Girls Are
selections from Haralovich & Rabinovitz, eds., Television, History, and American Culture (course packet)
Bonnie J. Dow, from Prime-Time Feminism (course packet)
  April 8: Audience Studies
selections from Ellen Seiter, ed., Remote Control (course packet)
  April 15: Television and the Historical Imagination
selections from Spigel & Curtin, eds., The Revolution Wasn’t Televised (course packet)
George Lipsitz, from Time Passages (course packet)
Annotated bibliography entries complete
  April 22: Contemporary Television
Anna McCarthy, Ambient Television
Term paper draft due to peer review partner
  April 29: Final Presentations
Commented term paper draft due to peer review partner
  May 6: Final Presentations
Final term paper due