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  1. Week 1 Introduction 8 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Additional Readings and Resources 7 items
      1. Key terms in semiotics - Bronwen Martin, Felizitas Ringham 2006

        Book 

      2. Semiotics for Beginners: Glossary

        Webpage  Please make use of this if you come across terms that you don't understand or want to check again.

      3. Introducing social semiotics - Theo van Leeuwen 2005

        Book 

      4. Language and social relations - Asif Agha 2007

        Book 

  2. Week 2 Introduction 9 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. There is no specific required reading for this week. Instead of this, please look back through the PowerPoints on Ideology from EN2063 Discourse Analysis (these will be on the Canvas Page for you).

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 8 items
      1. Ideology in language use: pragmatic guidelines for empirical research - Jef Verschueren 2012

        Book 

      2. Ideology: a multidisciplinary approach - Teun A. van Dijk 1998

        Book 

      3. Essays on ideology - Louis Althusser 1984

        Book 

      4. Ideological dilemmas: a social psychology of everyday thinking - Michael Billig 1988

        Book 

      5. On ideology - University of Birmingham. Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 1978

        Book 

  3. Week 3 Nations, States, Authorised Violence 7 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Additional Readings and Resources 6 items
      1. The language of war monuments - Gill Abousnnouga, David Machin 2013

        Book 

      2. Killing In the Name - YouTube - Rage Against The Machine

        Audio-visual document 

  4. Week 4 Education, Media, Representation 10 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. Chapter 1. "Mediatization and sociolinguistic change. Key concepts, research traditions, open issues".

        Chapter Essential Please read chapter 1 in section 1: Mediatization and sociolinguistic change. Key concepts, research traditions, open issues

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 9 items
      1. On the reproduction of capitalism: ideology and ideological state apparatuses - Louis Althusser 2014

        Book Background You can always return to this reading (or your notes from it) from earlier in the course. Think back to the ISAs Althusser identified as reproducing and authenticating capital - education and the media are key components of this.

      2. Mediating ideology in text and image: ten critical studies - Inger Lassen, Jeanne Strunck, Torben Vestergaard, ebrary, Inc 2006

        Book Background

  5. Week 5 Race, Ethnicity, Diversity 16 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      You can read any chapter(s) you like from any one or more of these.
      1. Ain't I a woman: black women and feminism - bell hooks 1982

        Book Essential

      2. Women, race & class - Angela Davis 1982

        Book Essential

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 13 items
      1. Archive on 4: 50 Years On - Rivers of Blood Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

        Audio document Recommended This is a reading of Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech (some of you are already familiar with this). The speech itself was never recorded, but Radio 4 produced this to mark 50 years since the speech was first delivered. It is uncomfortable listening in places, but it's important to be aware that these views were commonplace at that time (although Powell was sacked for making this speech), and that these views and beliefs are still around today.

      2. Intersectionality - Patricia Hill Collins, Sirma Bilge 2016

        Book 

      3. Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging - Afua Hirsch 1 Feb. 2018

        Book 

      4. Slay in your lane: the black girl bible - Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené 2018

        Book 

      5. Hoes and hashtags: constructions of gender and race in trending topics - Jodi L. Rightler-McDaniels, Elizabeth M. Hendrickson 2014

        Article 

      6. Front Row Monday, 13 Feb 2017

        Audio-visual document  This includes a review of the film Hidden Figures (from 02:00 to 07:00). If you haven't watched the film, I highly recommend it. The book is listed below here as well.

  6. Week 6 Music, Art, Culture 5 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. Chapter 1. "Subcultures, cultures and class: a theoretical overview". - John Clarke, Stuart Hall, Tony Jefferson, Brian Roberts

        Chapter Essential Please read this chapter before our class.

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 4 items
      1. Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown Sunday, 22 Apr 2018

        Audio-visual document  This starts approx. 3 minutes in. If you like this, there are more episodes from this series on the EN3062 BoB playlist.

  7. Week 7 Assessment Focus 7 items
    There are no compulsory readings for this week, but the materials/books/articles here are designed to help you think about the practicalities of conducting your Text Analysis and preparing for your seminar papers. You may also find it useful to return to some of these over the Easter/spring break while you're conducting your Text Analysis.
    1. Writing Abstracts 3 items
      The sources here are designed to help guide you through constructing a good abstract for your seminar paper.
    2. Text Analysis 4 items
      1. Analysing popular music: image, sound and text - David Machin 2010

        Book 

      2. Reading images: the grammar of visual design - Gunther R. Kress, Theo Van Leeuwen 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Multimodal discourse: the modes and media of contemporary communication - Gunther R. Kress, Theo Van Leeuwen 2001

        Book 

      4. Visual methodologies: an introduction to researching with visual materials - Gillian Rose 2016

        Book 

  8. Week 8 Gender, Sexuality, Desire 11 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. Sexed texts: language, gender and sexuality - Paul Baker 2008

        Book Essential You should read one of any of the following chapters: Chapter 4 Constructing Normality: gendered discourses and heteronormativity; Chapter 5 Maintaining Boundaries: hegemony and erasure; Chapter 6 Selling Sex: commodification and marketization. We have this as both print and ebook.

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 10 items
      1. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette | Netflix Official Site

        Audio-visual document Recommended If you have a Netflix account, you can watch this stand-up performance. Content note: there are references to violence and sexual violence.

      2. Story of the eye - Georges Bataille, Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes 1982

        Book Background This is erotica, some of you may not be comfortable with elements of this, even if you are comfortable with some pornography.

      3. Women, race & class - Angela Davis 1982

        Book 

      4. Intersectionality - Patricia Hill Collins, Sirma Bilge 2016

        Book 

      5. AIDS and its metaphors - Susan Sontag 1990

        Book 

  9. Week 9 Health, Ability, Responsibility 12 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. Chapter 3. "Historicizing Dis/Ability: Creating Normalcy, Containging Difference". - David Connor, Beth Ferri

        Chapter Essential This is a chapter from an ebook.

    2. Additional Readings and Resources 11 items
      1. Social Semiotics 2005

        Journal  This is a special issue of the journal on obesity.

      2. Ian Dury & The Blockheads : Spasticus Autisticus - YouTube - Folk rock. Australian rock. More. 2009

        Audio-visual document  You may find the title and use of terminology in this song offensive. You do not need to listen to it. You might find it useful to look up who Ian Dury was and why he wrote this song though.

      3. Ian Dury Speaks About Spasticus Autisticus (inc. The Bus Drivers Prayer) - YouTube - haroldturkeypants 2010

        Audio-visual document  You may find some of the terminology in this interview offensive - please note that at the time of the recording of this interview, Ian Dury is using medically accepted terminology of the time.

  10. Weeks 10, 11, 12 Seminar Papers 0 items
    There are no compulsory readings for these weeks, but I have included some general resources here that you might find helpful when thinking about presenting your seminar papers.
  11. General Readings and Resources 2 items
    You may find some of these appear above in specific weeks. They are repeated here to demonstrate that they are useful more generally.
    1. EN 3062 Ideology and Semiotics Resources

      Audio-visual document  This is my BOB playlist for the module, not everything on here will necessarily be used in the reading list above, but you can look through this playlist whenever you like - also feel free to recommend anything that you think I should add to it.

    2. The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (2012) Friday, 16 May 2014

      Audio-visual document  This is a documentary by philosopher Slavoj Zizek.