Category Archives: Media English, Spring 2007

  • Weeks 1 & 2

    Posted on March 13, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    Welcome to the new semester and to Media English 2007. We’re going to be looking at adaptations in media, and because the subject of the “super-hero” is one I know something about, and have been thinking about a lot lately, that’s going to be one connecting theme in this course. But the deeper connecting theme […]

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  • Weeks 3 and 4 (and 5)

    Posted on April 1, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    I’m catching up again. So, in week 3 and 4, we did the following things: Watched and discussed the Pilot Episode of Smallville Had student presentations on the history of Superman as a character, and a discussion of Nietzsche’s idea of the übermensch or “superman”. Had a presentation by me on the history of depictions […]

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  • Copyright, Remix, Piracy, and Mashups

    Posted on April 5, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    Hi there. I promised some materials for you to explore the idea of remixes and mashups, as well as links about copyright. The best book I’ve seen on the subject of copyright and culture is Dr. Lawrence Lessig’s book Free Culture. It’s available FREE online here, as a PDF, as well as in audiobook format […]

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  • Remaining Presentations

    Posted on May 25, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    Everyone: my back problem and the holidays of the past week have really scrambled the presentations schedule. This means we’ll have a lot of presentations towards the end of semester, so they are going to be more directly focused on the text of the comic book. Here are the remaining presentations in the DAY class: […]

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