Delivery Mode: Internal, Daytime
This unit will use: Echo, iLearn, Turnitin
Lectures and Tutorials
Lectures: See Echo block on iLearn for filmed weekly lectures. Lectures, screenings, readings and appropriate work must be watched/done prior to tutorials.
Tutorials: As per timetable (1 hr per week)
Screenings: Links are available under the weekly tab or via the library Kanopy streaming service.
For current updates, classrooms and times please consult the MQU Timetables website: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au.
Required and recommended resources
THERE ARE ESSENTIAL WEEKLY READINGS FOR THIS UNIT AS FOLLOWS. All entries are available via Unit Readings on the library site.
Reading: Mitchell, W.J.T. (2002) ‘Showing seeing: a critique of visual culture’, Journal of Visual Culture Vol. 2, pp. 165-181.
Reading: Aiello, G. (2006) ‘Theoretical Advances in Critical Visual Analysis: Perception, Ideology, Mythologies, and Social Semiotics’, Journal of Visual Literacy, 26: 2, pp. 89-102.
Screening: Pornland: How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (2014)
Reading: Tyler, M. (2014) ‘Harms of production: theorising pornography as a form of prostitution’, Women’s Studies International Forum 48, pp. 114-123.
Reading: Meyers, S. (2010) ‘Invisible Waves of Technology: Ultrasound and the Making of Fetal Images’, Medicine Studies 2, 197-209.
Reading: Murray, S. (2005) ‘Doing Politics or Selling Out? Living the Fat Body’, Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, 34:3-4, pp. 265-277.
Reading: Garland-Thomson, R. (2002) ‘The Politics of Staring: Visual Rhetorics of Disability in
Popular Photography’, in Snyder, S. L., Brueggermann, B.J. and R. Garland-Thomson (eds.), Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, New York, MLA, pp. 57-75.
Screening: Journey through Hell (2007)
Reading: Bleiker, R., Campbell, D., Hutchison, E. and X. Nicholson (2013) ‘The visual dehumanisation of refugees’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 48:4, pp. 398-416.
WEEK 8: NO READINGS OR SCREENINGS
Reading: Mitchell, L. (2013) ‘Monsters, Heroes, Martyrs and Their Storytellers: The Enduring Attraction of Culturally Embedded Narratives in the “War on Terror”’, Liverpool Law Review, 35:1, pp. 83-101.
Screening: Contract Killers: Who Killed Carolyn Matthews? (2011)
Reading: Carrabine, E. (2012) ‘Just Images: Aesthetics, Ethics and Visual Criminology’, British Journal of Criminology 52, pp. 463-489.
Reading: Nayar, P. K. (2009) ‘Scar Cultures: Media, Spectacle, Suffering’, Journal of Creative Communications, 4:3, pp. 147-162.
Reading: Elizabeth Stephens (2012) Sensation machine: Film, phenomenology and the training of the senses, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 26:4, 529-539.
Week 13: NO READINGS OR SCREENINGS
NOTE: All readings for this course are through the library's online catalogue and it is your responsibility to access and read all materials before the appropriate tutorial. Please see the iLearn page for CUL121 for further information.