Course ObjectiveI Knowledge and understanding
1. Is able to produce a historiographical overview of concepts of
2. Has demonstrable knowledge of central aspects of the historically
developed relationships between media and between various media and
arts, and of the way critics have defined these (culturally and
II Applying knowledge and understanding
3. Is able to apply concepts of intermediality to the analysis of
original objects or cases.
III Making judgments
4. Is able to position his or her research in relation to current
debates and scholarly texts in the field.
5. Is able to plan and realize an independent research project, and
to express the research plan and its final outcomes in a scholarly
manner, both orally and in an academic paper at a 400-level.
Course ContentBy way of a historiographical overview, and under the umbrella concept
of "intermediality", the course Reading Concepts of Intermediality will
engage with such phenomena as transmediality, crossmediality,
remediation, and other media crossovers. This will allow us to
investigate and analyse various synergetic interrelations between media,
or between media and the arts. The course presents a flexible core of
theoretical concepts that can be used as a foundation for comparative
arts and media research, which students will learn to apply in their
individual research practice.
Teaching MethodsLectures and seminars.
Method of AssessmentNote that RMA students will have to perform on a higher level than
regular MA students.
1. Seminar leadership (P/F)
3. Presentation of research plan (20%)
4. Final paper (80%)
Assessment Matrix: Leadership (Objectives 1, 2); Presentation (3, 4, 5);
Essay (1, 3, 4, 5)
Entry RequirementsAn academic bachelor in the Arts, Cultural or Media Studies.
Theoretically interested students are particularly welcome to apply.
LiteratureA reader will be provided.
Target AudienceMaster's students Comparative Arts and Media Studies; MPhil- students
Critical Studies in Arts and Culture.
Additional InformationStudents who do not have the required academic background will be asked
to make up for deficiences by means of a reading list.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. G.E.E. Verstraete|
|Examiner||prof. dr. G.E.E. Verstraete|
prof. dr. G.E.E. Verstraete
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