The Streaming media, contemporary society, and cultural memory is a seminar-based PhD course about the ongoing transition to streaming media that have a large impact on contemporary culture and society. However, this has only recently become a subject of academic interest.
It is led by Renira Gambarato and Johannes Heuman at Jönköping University, Sweden. The course has 7,5 credits, starts in August 2022 and finishes by the end of October 2022, with deadline of the final assignment in November 2022. It is in hybrid format and it is free of charge for anyone who is enrolled as a PhD student at any university in the world.
This course will analyze and discuss different approaches to streaming media narratives and its new infrastructure. The focus will be on:
- the technological and cultural development of streaming services such as HBO Max and Netflix
- contemporary media theories in relation to streaming media
- how memories of the past and societal issues, such as sexism and inequality, are represented and communicated through streaming media platforms.
The course is entirely based on different streaming series such as Squid Game, Chernobyl, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Crown.