Phenomenology and Media
Examination of phenomenology both as a philosophical movement and as a resource for contemporary media theory. Attention centers on the classical phase of phenome- nology (from Husserl to Merleau-Ponty), on more recent developments in phenomenology and post-phenomenology (Levinas, Derrida, Fink, Barbaras), and on correlations between phenomenology and media theory (Ihde, Stiegler, Flusser). Key topics include: reduction, experience, time-consciousness, sensation, world manifestation, differance, reversibility, de-presencing, worldliness, readiness-to-hand and thrownness. One course. 3 graduate courses.