1 [Labour Day Holiday]

No class. Enjoy the last day of summer. But do the Bonus Assignment for next week’s class.

2 appropriation

Appropriation (in the arts)

The adoption, borrowing, or theft of elements of one culture by another culture.

Taking over another culture’s style or way of expressing itself for your own purposes.

Taking something created by another person and making it “your own.”

3 prehistory

Required readings and viewings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None

4 cultural appropriation

Required readings, viewings, and talks

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None

5 intellectual property

Required Readings/viewings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

6 midterm

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

7 [Thanksgiving Holiday]

Have a nice holiday!

Required readings, viewings, and talks

  • None

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None

8 performance appropriation

Required readings, viewings, and talks

  • None

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None

9 participatory culture

Required readings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • Creative Project Proposal due IN CLASS [Instructions] (2 marks)

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10 culture jamming

Required readings and viewings

Kembrew McLeod, “Crashing the spectacle: A forgotten history of digital sampling, infringement, copyright liberation, and the end of recorded music,” in Cutting across Media, 164-177. [Read online]

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • Culture Jamming assignment due in Blackboard Discussion forum by midnight the day before class (5 pts)
  • Creative Project Proposal Final draft due in Blackboard Assignments by midnight on the night of class [Instructions] (3 marks)

11 fan fiction and beyond

Required readings and viewings

12 you are the remixer 1

Creative Project Due – Attendance mandatory

  • Creative Project Assignment specifications
  • You must be present and prepared to discuss your own and other people’s projects to receive the participation portion (10 marks) of the Creative Remix Project grade

13 you are the remixer 2

Attendance mandatory

  • You must be present and prepared to discuss your own and other people’s projects to receive the participation portion (10 marks) of the Creative Remix Project grade

14 final

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

21 you are the remixer 1

Creative Project Due – Attendance mandatory

  • Creative Project Assignment specifications
  • You must be present and prepared to discuss your own and other people’s projects to receive the participation portion (10 marks) of the Creative Remix Project grade

18 hip-hop and sampling

Required readings and viewings

  • Kembrew McLeod, “How copyright law changed hip-hop: An interview with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and  Hank Shocklee,” in Cutting across Media, 152-157. [Read online]

27 performance appropriation

Required readings, viewings, and talks

  • None

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None