SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Events and Seminars

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2018

January

February

02/02/18

March

21/03/18

May

31/05/18

October

24/10/18
  • What is the object of study? And do we explain, interpret or describe?
  • Mark Hobart
  • What are Methodological Individualism and Collectivism?
    And why are they important? What does reason matter to media and
    communication studies? How do we analyze signs, symbols, texts,
    metaphors in media products? What is the difference between
    quantitative and qualitative analysis?

November

14/11/18
  • Culture, Interpretation and beyond
  • Professor Mark Hobart
  • Why might culture be important
    to the study of media and communication? Are media products or
    films texts that we can interpret? What is the contribution of Cultural
    Studies? And what are the implications for the study of
    communication and media?

24/11/18

December

12/12/18
  • Post-structuralism – knowledge, history, discourse.
  • Professor Mark Hobart
  • What is the
    difference between Post-structuralism and Postmodernism? What, if
    anything, is wrong with conventional approaches? How does a critical
    history of knowledge affect the study of media and communications?
    What do different authors mean by discourse and why does it matter?