MMCC7000 Unit Schedule
Week 2: 1st March – Introduction to Media and Social Media (John Potts)
Week 3: 8th March - Media Studies (John Potts)
Reading: Turner, G. (2015), 'Introduction', Re-Inventing the Media, London and New York:
Routledge. pp. 1-15.
Background Reading: Cunningham, S., and Turnbull, S. (2014). 'Introduction' and The Media
and Communications: Theoretical Traditions', The Media and Communications in Australia 4th
Edition. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. pp. 1-30.
Week 4: 15th March - Cultural Studies (Joseph Pugliese)
Reading: Nicole Anderson and Katrina Schulnke, 'Introduction: Theory to Practice' in Anderson
& Schulnke, Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
Week 5: 22nd March - Writing (Willa McDonald)
Reading: Macnamara, A, "Six rules for practice-led research", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, Scott Brook and Paul Magee (eds), Special Issue, Website Series, no. 4, 14 October 2012. http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue14/McNamara.pdf
Christine Owen, 'Academic Research and Creative Writing: Redrawing the Map and Finding One's Allies (and avoiding the Corbett phenomenon)', TEXT, Vol 10, No 2, 2006
Available at: www.textjournal.com.au/oct06/owen.htm
Shady Cosgrove, 'Getting my hands dirty: research and writing', TEXT, Special Issue 27, Creative Writing as Research III, October 2014 (eds Nigel Krauth, Donna Lee Brien, Ross Watkins and Anthony Lawrence), online at:
Week 6: 29th March - Music (Julian Knowles)
Reading: Hesmondhalgh, David and Negus, Keith (2002) 'Introduction - Popular Music Studies:
Meaning, Power and Value'. In David Hesmondhalgh and Keith Negus (eds), Popular Music
Studies. London: Arnold, pp. 1-10.
Week 7: 19 April - Creative Arts and Media Arts (Julie-Anne Long and Jon Burtt)
Reading: Barrett, Estelle. 2010, 'Introduction’, in Barrett Estelle, and Barbara Bolt (eds) Practice
as Research: Approaches to creative arts enquiry, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) pp. 1-13
Week 8: 26th April - Screen Studies (Karen Pearlman)
Reading: David Bordwell, 'The Viewer's Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film' (2012)
Week 9: 3rd May - Social Media 1 (Tai Neilson)
Readings to be provided.
Week 10: 10th May - Social Media 2 (Tai Neilson)
Weeks 11: 17th May - Media Disciplines and Sub-disciplines (John Potts)
Weeks 12 and 13: 24 May - 31 May - Student Presentations (John Potts)