On completion of the module, students should be able to examine a piece of television using contemporary methods of textual and contextual analysis.
Be able to discuss television using a number of critical and theoretical discourses.
to develop student awareness and skills regarding th interpretation, understanding and analysis of television.
Seminar topics may include 'Doing Textual Analysis', 'Theories of Television', 'Analysing Drama', and 'Analysing Documentary'.
** Essential Reading
Fiske, John (1987) Television Culture
Ellis, John (1982) Visible Fictions: Cinema, Television, Video
Selby, Keith & Cowdery, Ron (1995) How to Study Television
** Recommended Background
Corner, John & Harvey, Sylvia (eds.) (1996) Television Times: A Reader
Burton, Graeme (2000) Talking About Television: An Introduction to the Study of Television
Creeber, Glen (ed) (2001) The Television Genre Book
Butler, Jeremy G (1994) Television: Critical Methods and Applications
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Allen, Robert C (ed) (1992) Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: Television and Contemporary Critcism
Holland, Patricia (1997) The Television Handbook
McQueen, David (1998) Television: A Media Student's Guide
This module is at CQFW Level 7