Glued to the Screen: TV Shows, Norms, and CultureSummer Course

DIS Summer course, Glued to the Screen TV Shows, Norms and Culture
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Film Studies, Media Studies
Location
Location: Stockholm
Available
Session 1
Credit(s)
3

From broadcast syndication to Netflix binge-watching, our experience with television is dynamic and evolving. Yet, what persists is its power to shape our societies’ gender roles, race relations, class divisions, sexual norms, and values. This course introduces the notion of TV as a cultural forum, a social regulator, and a social critique. Using examples from American and Scandinavian television, we analyze how TV operates by working through social issues, and how TV shows mirror societal concerns and assumptions.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Sociology

Faculty

Anne Bachmann

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, 2014). M.St. in European Literature (Oxford University, 2004). Taught Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies and Media and Communication at Stockholm University 2006–2017 (part time), as well as at other Swedish universities. Fields of interest include media history, intermedial studies, visual culture, gender studies and postcolonial studies. With DIS since 2017.