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Aurora Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication (European Director for MCC)

Media, Culture, and Communication

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Selected Publications

  • Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2012.
  • “Better Here Than There: Prison Narratives in Reality Television,” Punishment in Popular Culture NYU Press, 2014.
  • “When the Set Becomes Permanent: The Spatial Reconfiguration of Hollywood North,” John David Rhodes and Elena Gorfinkle, eds. Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
  • “Girl Watching at Expo,” Expo ’67: More Than Just a Souvenir. Johanne Sloan and Rhona Kinneally, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
  • "Mapping City Crime and the New Aesthetic of Danger," Journal of Visual Culture. Vol. 8 no. 1, 2009. pp. 5-24.

Programs

Media, Culture, and Communication

Our media studies programs train agile researchers of a shifting media landscape. Learn to analyze media and technology in its cultural, social, and global contexts.

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Courses

Advertising and Consumer Society

This course will examine the emergence of advertising as a form of communication, its influence upon other forms of mediated communication and its impact upon culture and society.
Course #
MCC-UE 9015
Credits
4
Department

Crime, Violence and Media

Debates about the role of crime in the media have been among the mostsustained and divisive in the field of communications, and they aredependent on a foundation of equally divisive debates about 'mediainfluence." This course will broaden this discussion to consider theculture of crime in relation to conventions of news and entertainment inthe mass media, and its larger social and political context. Topics willinclude crime reporting, the role of place in crime stories, the aestheticsof crime, moral panics and fears, crime and consumer culture, and thesocial construction of different kinds of crimes and criminals.
Course #
MCC-UE 9012
Credits
4
Department

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduces students to the study of media, culture, and communication. The course surveys models, theories, and analytical perspectives that form the basis of study in the major. Topics include dialogue, discourse, mass and interpersonal communication, political economy, language, subject-formation, critical theory, experience, and reception. Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent for Societies and the Social Sciences.
Course #
MCC-UE 9001
Credits
4
Department

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduces students to the study of media, culture, and communication. The course surveys models, theories, and analytical perspectives that form the basis of study in the major. Topics include dialogue, discourse, mass and interpersonal communication, political economy, language, subject-formation, critical theory, experience, and reception.
Course #
MCC-UE 1
Credits
4
Department
Media, Culture, and Communication