Media and Popular Performance

This module examines popular media-mediated events "as" performance. The module will investigate the way in which 'mediatised'(i.e. media-mediated) and popular events "perform" and shape the audience's perception of reality. Conversely, the module will also examine how media-mediated performance is influenced by audience interests and perceptions. The focus will be on popular media-mediated events like sports, reality TV, the internet to illustrate how they constitute different modes of performances while sharing similar performativities. The module will also focus on cross-genre, inter-disciplinary performances while also examining notions of the spectacular and spectacle in contemporary visual culture.

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