You'll have seen this in class p5, so if you're looking at it it before the lesson and thinking you;ve forgotten something, you haven't. Just me being organised. And a little bored. More topics than pupils so, hopefully, we'll be able to give everyone a choice in their top three.
You need to do the following tasks:
1) A presentation using whatever media format you like (including vlog if you wish) on the theory, what it is, what it means, and how it applies in general to Media Studies; then
2) if you can, extend your presentation to apply the theoy/concept to representation in British TV drama; and then / or
3) if you can, extend your presentation to apply the theory/concept to the film industry and/or the films you are researching for your Section B case studies. It can be any stage of the process from production to exhibition. Probably lots you can do just on marketing. And a lot could be applied to the notion of the audience too.
All can (and must) do part one, and depending on what you choose, you might be able to do part 2 or 3 or maybe even both (some of them can be applied to both).
These must be posted to your blogs by Thursday 9th Feb.
The choices were (I'll add your names next to each one when you've chosen):
1) POST STRUCTURAL THEORIST - Jacques Derrida, looking specifically at his notions of 'difference', 'violent hierarchies', 'Edenic nature' and 'fallen culture'.
2) POST STRUCTURAL THEORIST - Jacques Lacan, looking specifically at his notions of 'lack', 'the mirror phase' and his Freudian roots.
3) MARXIST THEORIES - A general piece of research on the general principles of Marxist cultural theory;
4) MARXIST THEORIST - Theodor Adorno and his concept of 'the culture industry';
5) MARXIST THEORIST - Louis Althusser and his specific interpretation and theory of 'ideology';
6) MARXIST THEORIST - Antonio Gramsci and his concept of 'the organic intellectual';
7) MARXIST THEORIST - Mikhail Bakhtin and his theory of 'the carnivalesque';
8) MARXIST THEORIST - Herbert Marcuse and his theory of 'the one dimensional man';
9) FEMINIST THEORIST - Laura Mulvey and her concepts of 'visual pleasure and the male gaze';
10) FEMINIST THEORIST - Janice Radway and 'Reading Romance';
11) FEMINIST THEORIST - Ien Wang's 'Watching Dallas';
12) POSTMODERNIST THEORIST - J-F Lyotard and 'The Post Modern Condition'
13) POSTMODERNIST THEORIST - Jean Baudrillard and his concepts of 'hyper-reality' and 'the simulacrum';
14) POSTMODERNIST / MARXIST THEORIST - Frederic Jameson and his concept of the 'consumer society'
15) POSTMODERNIST THEORY - What is postmodernism and what is meant by the 'plurality of value'?