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Class on Tuesdays at 8.30 a.m. in Room 1.1 Engineering Tower
The first session is scheduled for Tuesday 19th August 2014
We carry on with the Introduction. Then, we look at Key Media Theories
We carry on with the lecture on Key Media Theories.
Then, we look at Early representations of gender in the media
No class due to Research and Activity Week
Monday 22nd September
Special class to make up for the missed lecture as from 13.00 in Room 1.2 NAC
No class on Tuesday morning. I will see if we can have another additional slot during the week too.
Theme: Representations Today
Tuesday 30th September
We finish the discussion on Early Representations and then discuss Representations Today. If we have time, we watch ‘Voyage sur la Lune’ for a discussion of gender representations in cinema.
Monday 6th October
Special class in Room 1.2 NAC at 11.00 (during Ms Gokulsing’s slot).
We finish discussing Representations Today.
Here are the lecture notes which were missing: Representations Today (part 2)
Tuesday 7th October
Class test (small quiz). I will also brief you about the upcoming assignments.
Students are also encouraged to bring copies or snapshots of local media content (advertisements or editorial content) for analysis and discussion.
Tuesday 14th October
We discuss: Gender in the News Media
Reading material: La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.
Tuesday 21st October
We finish the discussion on Gender in the News Media then we discuss LGBT in the media
All teams are expected to show their work in progress so bring all your material and draft analysis.
Class was cancelled. My apologies for this. Consequently, the date for presentation is postponed by one week (4th November instead of 28th October) as well as submission of written piece. In the meantime, you can send me emails or use the comment section if you have any question or want to show me work in progress.
Tuesday 28th October
Refer to 21st October
Tuesday 4th November
Team presentations. Each team will have only 10 minutes to present (+up to 5 minutes for Q&A) and all team members are expected to speak. Please ensure that your slides are not too loaded and that you do not have papers with complete sentences to read from. You may only have a few key points jotted down to guide you. The tone should be conversational but formal. No need to dress up.
There will be a drawing of lots for determining the order of presentations. All teams are thus expected to be ready to present first!
Reminder: We will be in Room 1.3 ET
Tuesday 11th November
We carry on with team presentations. There are 6 remaining groups. Please be present for the draw to determine order of presentation at the beginning of the class. We will be back in our usual classroom.
Please also remember the advice given to you:
– No reading from paper (thus no fully written notes, only key points)
– No overloaded slides which you tend to repeat in your oral communication (the key points are only there for guidance. You should elaborate)
– No rote learning
Tuesday 18th November
This will be our last session. Please bring questions, comments, etc. for discussion before exams.
Reminder for the upcoming assignment:
Teams of 3 are to be formed. Each team should propose a local media content for gender analysis. All team lists should be posted in the comments section of this page (names of members + local media content chosen + explanation if needed). These will be approved on a first-come, first served basis. There will be a 10-minute presentation by each team as well as submission of a written piece.
Teams which have been posted so far:
- Bachooa Nadeeya / Jaisri Pooja / Marday Kajal: The Perfect Players (reality tv show by Nalini Aubeeluck)
- Farheen, Laveena, Kovila: Shakti Nari/Destin / A streetcar named Desire
- Isabelle Tabardin, Manisha Seechudur, Sarveshwaree Saulick: Culinary Programs (J’ai faim, Kitikoui, Mangeons Vegg, Saveur Plus, Swad, Swastiya & Soundery.)
- Tulsee Devi Sewhoo, Deveshi Haurdhan and Kajal Bhantoo: local advertisements on food and kitchen appliances and other products for the kitchen broadcasted on TV
- Kashish, Estelle and Samirah: Crazy Couple (comic sketches on YouTube)
- Avisha, Anjalee and Nashiha: Les Enfants de Troumaron (feature film)
- KALLUTTEE Meenakshi, SOOBARAH Niriksha and CHENEL Jean Ashley: An analysis of the ‘memes’ which are consumed by Mauritian users on social media websites from a gender perspective.
- Emilie Makair, Caroline Lebon and Catherine Claire : Beauty Queen (tv show)
- Aurelie Belle, Vilasha Colleemalay: Magazines (Essentielle, Automoto, Business Magazine)
- Yovani Denisha Boodhun and Khomala Periapayen: How local songs (e.g Ziakazom and Monaster) portray women
- Queency Rosette, Harsha Ramgutty et Sonora Lamour: sports newspaper lekip
- Maariyah, Aïsha and Zainab: Facebook pages “mauritroll, mauricien and mopays.com”
Interesting Online Resources
- The Emmys Still Aren’t A Feminist Award Show
- What Emma Watson actually wore to give her fantastic UN speech vs pic the telegraph chose
- The Women Tech Forgot
- A feminist professor at Rutgers is teaching a class about Beyoncé
- Victoria’s Secret : la campagne “The Perfect Body” fait polémique
- Drone-Strike Feminism. Using the oppression of women to sell another Iraq War
Research articles on the use of thin models in ads (free access to abstracts only):
- Extremely thin models in print ads: The dark sides
- The Impact of Exposure to the Thin-Ideal Media Image on Women
- Waif goodbye! Average-size female models promote positive body image and appeal to consumers
- Gender Inequality in 500 Popular Films (study by Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
Here are the Marks for Continuous Assessment