AJ27074 HBO's The Wire and the American City

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2018
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Stephen Paul Hardy, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Čt 14:10–15:45 N43
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Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 20 stud.
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Mateřské obory
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Cíle předmětu
The aim of the course is to investigate the HBO series The Wire (2002-2008) in terms of its approach to the 20th century American city. Together we will discuss a variety of issues; ranging from analysis of the narrative complexity in its representation of the American urban experience, through discussion of the social issues it raises, i.e. urban crime and drug abuse; corruption and bureaucratization on the various levels of the American social fabric, such as education, the political system, the media, and organized labor; to its overall dramatization of the sense of crisis deriving from the above. An analysis of these issues will be supplemented by readings taken from relevant sources in media studies, urban sociology and the socio-economic impact of globalization. The participants will have gained a thorough understanding of the ways in which challenging TV series of this kind seek to connect the apparently disparate worlds of crime, law enforcement, the legal system; education, media and the various levels of political administration.
Výstupy z učení
Students who have attended the course will have gained an understanding of narrative complexity in relation to pertinent social issues in an example of a demanding form of television series. They will additionally have shown, in their oral participation that they are able to make pertinent notes while following the viewing schedule and are able to develop these into an appropriate form of analysis of an audio-visual text.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction Lesson 2: Season 1; urban crime and law enforcement Lesson 3: Season 2; trade unions, the working class; the impact of globalization Lesson 4: Season 3; urban politics; drug legalization Lesson 5: Season 4; American public schools Lesson 6: Season 5; the print media
    doporučená literatura
  • The wire. Edited by Sherryl Vint. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013. vii, 124 p. ISBN 9780814335932. info
  • BEILENSON, Peter L., Patrick A. MCGUIRE a David SIMON. Tapping into The Wire : the real urban crisis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. xviii, 214. ISBN 9781421407616. info
  • ALVAREZ, Rafael. The wire : truth be told. Edited by Victor Paul Alvarez - David Simon. Pbk. ed. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2010. 581 s. ISBN 9781847675996. info
  • The wire : urban decay and American television. Edited by Tiffany Potter - C. W. Marshall. 1st pub. New York: Continuum, 2009. vii, 254. ISBN 9780826423450. info
Výukové metody
Requirements: Watching the five entire series of the show (you are strongly encouraged to start viewing the 60 episodes well in advance of the beginning of the course and keep a viewing diary to facilitate class discussion); required reading of the supplementary materials; regular attendance and active participation;
Metody hodnocení
Assessment: 25% oral participation in class; 25% in-class quizzes/response papers; 50% 2000 word essay (minimum);
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Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2014, podzim 2016.
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