Phenomenology and Media

LIT 630S

Examination of phenomenology both as a philosophical movement and as a resource for contemporary media theory. Attention centers on the classical phase of phenomenology (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.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • STS
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 630S
  • CINE 631S
  • ISS 630S
  • VMS 630S
Typically Offered