Gender and Media (Jan – May 2016)

Module Outline

Class on Tuesdays at 8.30 a.m. in Room 2.5 NAC.
The first session is scheduled for Tuesday 19th January 2016

19th January
Introduction

26th January
We carry on with the Introduction. Then, we look at Key Media Theories
Students are encouraged to bring copies of press articles, magazines, or other media content which may be analysed from a gender perspective for in-class discussions.

2nd February
You were asked to write a few lines about the key authors which were mentioned last week in class (refer to lecture notes on Introduction). Students will be asked to present quickly their findings.

We also discuss the notes on Key Media Theories. If we have time, we move on to the notes on Early representations of gender in the media

Please also bring along any interesting media content which you have encountered and which may be discussed from a gender perspective.

9th February
We carry on with discussions about the last few slides on the previous lecture, then we discuss the notes on Early representations of gender in the media.

Next lecture notes: Representations Today

Students are encouraged to bring copies of press articles, magazines, or other media content which may be analysed from a gender perspective for in-class discussions.

Class on 9th February is postponed as requested by class representative. I will check availability of rooms for a replacement class and let you know.

UPDATE: We will meet on Tuesday 16th February for our regular class. The replacement class will most probably take place on Friday 19th February at 12.30 (TBC).

19th February
Replacement class from 12.30 to 14.00 in Room G 1 Eng Tower. We will discuss the notes on Early representations of gender in the media.

Next lecture notes: Representations Today

23rd February
Normal class. We carry on discussion on lecture notes on Representations Today.
Next lecture notes: Representations Today (part 2)

Please do bring media content for class discussion and also start thinking about the upcoming assignment in teams of 3.

1st March

We will have a special guest in class: Martine Luchmun from Essentielle magazine who wishes to write an article about the class. She will talk to you in preparation for her paper. She will also share her experience as a journalist who specialises in gender issues.

Together, we will discuss a new set of slides: LGBT in the media, followed by a discussion of the slides which I used last year at a round table: Media and Gender Equality / Egalite Zom-Fam ek Media

We will also discuss the upcoming group assignment

  • Students should work in teams of 3. Each team should work on one media format (or category of content) and prepare a presentation. All teams should finalise their choice this week (to be discussed in class – be prepared).
  • The presentation should review current local content on the selected media format and propose an original gender analysis of its content.
  • You should include snapshots of the media content for illustrative purposes (e.g. scans or screenshots of articles, photos of billboards, audio extracts, short extracts of video, etc.).
  • Each group will have up to 15 minutes for presentation and all team members will be expected to get equal speaking time.
  • You should prepare well-designed slides which are not packed with texts in order to make it easy to connect with your audience.
  • You should not prepare fully written notes, only key words and phrases to guide you if needed.
  • Note that there will be two sets of marks: a collective mark for the content and an individual mark for each student for oral performance.

Please also bring sample media content for discussion.

8th March

We discuss the lecture notes on Media and Gender Equality / Egalite Zom-Fam ek Media

I would like to see work in progress for the upcoming assignment so please bring material collected so far for discussion.

Here’s a paper which I published some time back: La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.

15th March

We discuss Gender in News

Then, we have a look at some past exam papers and also discuss your upcoming presentations (please bring all material and work in progress)

22nd March

Presentations by teams. Remember that there will be drawing of lots to determine order of presentations so all teams should be ready to present any time.

29th March

Presentations by teams. Remember that there will be a new drawing of lots to determine order of presentations so all teams should be ready to present any time.

5th April

Presentations by the two remaining teams. Remember that there will be a new drawing of lots to determine order of presentations so all teams should be ready to present any time.

We will also be discussing past exam papers. Please make sure that you start working on these for discussion in class over the next two weeks.

There will also be a class test soon (exact date to be announced) so please start preparing. I am also trying to have another guest speaker in class (to be confirmed).

12th April

No class as I will be on leave. Please do not forget to send me all your slides and images for online sharing.

19th April

Class discussion on past exam papers (please bring your key points from working these out) followed by a one-hour test.

26th April

Last session. I will give back all test scripts. We will discuss any revision questions you may have.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Gender and Media (Jan – May 2016)

  1. Good morning,

    Our topic is on local “SPORTS”,including badminton,football,tennis,etc from newspaper articles as from Dec 2015 to Jan 2016.

    Group J-Team members: 1-Koodaruth Oum-E-Shahista
    2-Sumrah Chandnee
    3-Gowseekhan Bilqiiss Zahrah

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  2. Hello Mam,
    I am a bit confused could you please clarify me for the question: Advertisers have learned it is not good business to use sexist stereotypes (or have they?)
    Do we have to include the notion of make-up that advertising industry
    Thank you

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  3. Hello Madame,
    I am a bit confused could you please clarify me for the question: The media is an ‘enabler’ of ideas and meanings, promoting diversity and difference. This may lead to social change in the perceptions and attitudes to gender roles. Discuss
    We have to include Cultural Studies , John Fiske to support the view than criticise with the view of Marxist and Adorno ?
    Thank You

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