EUROPEAN MEDIATIC REPRESENTATIONS
Code: 52035
ECTS: 7,5
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Humanities
Keywords:
    1. Media
    2. Representations
    3. Identity
    4. Society
Teacher:
Maria do Céu Martins Monteiro Marques
Área Científica: Humanities.
E-mail: maria.marques@uab.pt

Course Description:
This curricular unit seeks to offer a reflection upon the role of the media in the building of European imagery capable of keeping and showing national traditions as elements of a diverse and challenging, yet common, cultural space.
We will analyze the different ways the media cover European issues, based on the comparison of the different readings that the same event provides, according to the specificities of each means – newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema and Internet – as well to their ideological options and political affiliations.


Competences:
By the end of the seminar, students will be able to:
- analyze the nature and relevance of the media in the European space;
- understand the role of the media in contemporary society;
- understand the relationship between media representations and society;
- identify different news sources;
- elaborate a comment or essay on a given topic.


Contents:
By the end of the seminar, students will be able to:
- analyze the nature and relevance of the media in the European space;
- understand the role of the media in contemporary society;
- understand the relationship between media representations and society;
- identify different news sources;
- elaborate a comment or essay on a given topic
1. Introduction to the notions of media, culture, society
2. Representations and discourses
2.1 The enlarged audio-visual Europe. The many faces of Europeanization
2.2 A new European information order
2.3 The European union and the press
3. Identities and topographies of everyday life
3.1 The other frontier: media assistance by international organizations
3.2 Religious identities in the European media: a legal perspective
3.3 Maintaining old traditions of media diversity in Europe
3.4 New media, new Europe
4. Media, democracy and European culture
4.1 Media: the unknown player in European integration
4.2 Journalistic freedom and the media pluralism in the public spheres of Europe
4.3 The European imaginary: media fictions, democracy and Cultural identities
4.4 Media and communication policy in Europe
4.5 The role of communication rights in the democratization of the European Union


Bibliography:
•Baldi, Paolo, Hasebrink, Uwe (eds). Broadcasters and Citizens in Europe. Trends in Media Accountability and Viewer Participation. Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2007.
•Cardoso, Gustavo. Os Media na Sociedade em Rede. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2006.
•Charles, Alec. Media in the Enlarged Europe. Politics, Policy and Industry. Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2009
•Georgion, M. Diaspora, Identity and the Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006.
•Martins, Ana Isabel. A Europa e os Media. Lisboa: Livros Horizonte, 2010.
•Stevenson, N. Understanding Media Cultures (2nd ed). London: Sage, 2002.
•Triandafyllidon, Anna, Wodak, Ruth, Krzyzanowski (eds). The European Public Sphere and the Media: Europe in Crisis. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

 

Format:
E-Learning (fully online).


Workload (hours): 195
Contact Hours: 41

Assessment:
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt