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Mark Crispin Miller

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

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Research interests include: modern propaganda, history and tactics of advertising, American film, and media ownership. Books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV; Seeing Through Movies, ed.; Mad Scientists: The Secret History of Modern Propaganda; Spectacle: Operation Desert Storm and the Triumph of Illusion; and The Bush Dyslexicon. His newest book is Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order.

Selected Publications

  • Boxed In: The Culture of TV
  • Mad Scientists: The Secret History of Modern Propaganda
  • The Bush Dyslexicon

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.

Courses

Advertising and Society

The course will include an introduction of the influential sociological theory of consumerism by Zygmunt Bauman. Other theories (see the syllabus bellow) will be presented as well. After the presentation of the mentioned theories, we will concentrate on their application to the Central European environment, which will be discussed in the context of globalization. The main aim is to show the relationship between the advertisement and the society in the current phase of society’s development, which can be characterized as a mutual discussion, but a discussion of unequal partners.


In this context we will discuss the impact of current mechanisms of consumer society, which through the advertisement influences issues like i.e.: gender, politics, art, national identity, ethnic relations and democracy. We will also discuss chosen types of advertisement messages, how they influence the viewer and which ethical problems arise from such an influence.
Course #
MCC-UE 9015
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Aurora Wallace , Mark Crispin Miller ,
Department

Mass Persuasion and Propaganda

This course presents a critical analysis of the development, principles, strategies, media, techniques, and effects of propaganda campaigns from ancient civilizations to modern technological society. The course focuses on propaganda in the context of government, religion, revolution, war, politics, and advertising, and explores implications for the future of propaganda in the cybernetic age.
Course #
MCC-UE 1014
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

A.J. Bauer , Terence Moran , Mark Crispin Miller ,
Department