Communication and Culture | Performance in Communication and Culture (Topic: Networks, Systems and Flows)
C627 | 24077 | Ilana Gershon

Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, MJ 124

Open to Graduates Only!

Instructor: Ilana Gershon
Office: Mottier Hall 211
Office Hours: Tu, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM	
Phone: 856-3728

Are you planning to study how knowledge and objects circulate?
Interested in contemporary theoretical approaches to questions of
circulation?  In this graduate seminar, we look at the categories
theorists use to conceptualize circulation and distribution, such as
networks, systems, and flows.  We also explore the implications of
using one category instead of another.  In addition, we will turn to
theorists who focus entirely on circulation and speed, disregarding
the channels through which objects and knowledge move.  We cover
theorists such as Deleuze, Bakhtin, Kittler, Virilio, Latour, Luhmann,
and de Certeau.  Students will become familiar with a broad range of
analytical tools for examining contexts in which circulation is the
central problematic.