Looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow. Please DO NOT FORGET to bring in your files! There are a lot of DVDs/etc to be burnt. This will take time!
That is all… 😉
Bus is taking longer than expected… will be there within 10 minutes. 🙂
I’ll just leave this Comedy Central sketch here:
Feel free to refer to it as required…
Just a wee reminder for you as you revise…
The Key Concepts
These are the areas we have been considering all year and can be summed up as follows…
When we look at media texts, we ask the following questions:
How are texts shaped to meet needs, influence behaviour and achieve a purpose?
|The Role of the Media|
|What type of text is it?||Categories|
|How do we know what it means?||Language|
|What type of story does it tell?||Narrative|
|How does it present its subject?||Representation|
|Who has produced it, and what constraints did they face?||Institutions|
|Who receives it, and what sense do they make of it?||Audience|
|When are texts received?||Society|
Just a quick update for you…
Here is a revised and updated set of slides giving an overview of PQD. In particular, I’ve added an expanded slide on the GENRE conventions of the road movie which is recommended for revision.
As we discussed this morning, it’s important you remember the Society side of PQD… consider what came before it (Mad Max/Crocodile Dundee), and how it may have been received. (It is Media in Context, after all!)
Finally, it’s a PDF, so you should be able to click on the URLs to see the clips. 🙂
Hi everybody! Hi Dr Nick!
I’m on course to be there for 10. Just a warning that I’ll need to finish at lunchtime today (between 12 and 1). If originally planned to stay till 3, but the real world has kicked in. 😦
If you had intended just coming in for the afternoon… DON’T! We won’t be there. What you can do is attempt the paper I posted last night. I’ll post a guide to answering it tomorrow (after I’ve spoken to those coming this morning). Cheers! 🙂
I will be there all day next Thursday! Guaranteed!
Just a quick one… Gap have pulled an advert because of “passive racism”. I know, I didn’t know it was a thing either. Mind you, given that Gap don’t have to go too far to find their problems, this is probably an unwelcome (or possibly very welcome) diversion.
Anyway… here’s the link: Oopsie!