GER 328 / COM 367 / ARC 329 / ART 359

German Media Theory: Rhetorics of Surveillance

Thomas Yaron Levin

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Taking up the master trope of dystopian futurity articulated in Orwell’s 1984, this seminar in media theory will track the paranoid logic of surveillance across a wide range of literary, philosophical, technological (photographic, cinematic, digital) and architectural manifestations. Using a comparative, historical and interdisciplinary approach we will consider surveillance as a political tactic, a narrative strategy, a theory of the subject, a spatial configuration, a mode of spectatorship, and as a key dynamic of both old and new media.

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