Leeds University Library

COMM2125
Module Reading List

Visual Communication, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Katy Parry
k.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Readings

Alhabash, Saleem Elias and Wise, Kevin (2012) ‘PeaceMaker: Changing Students’ Attitudes toward Palestinians and Israelis through Video Game Play’, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 6, pp. 356–380

Barthes, Roland (1991) ‘The Rhetoric of the Image’. In The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation, trans. Richard Howard, pp. 21-40. Berkeley: University of California Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Baudrillard, Jean (1998) ‘The Precession of Simulacra’ (excerpts). In John Storey (ed) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (2nd edition), pp. 350-357. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Berger, John (1990) Ways of seeing : based on the BBC television series with John S. Berger. London: Penguin Books.  

Feuer, Jane (1992) ‘Genre Study and Television’. In Robert C. Allen (ed) Channels of discourse reassembled : television and contemporary criticism, (2nd edition), pp. 138-160. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Goffman, Erving (1979) Gender advertisements, pp. 28-56. New York: Harper Colophon. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Hall, Stuart (1997) Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices London: Sage. Extract: pp.257-290 (on ethnicity and gender). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Hebdige, Dick (1979) Subculture: The Meaning of Style, pp. 46-70. London: Methuen.

Parry, Katy (2010) A visual framing analysis of British press photography during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict”, Media, war and conflict. 3.1: 67-85.

Price, Derrick (2004), ‘Chapter 1: Thinking about Photography’, in Liz Wells (ed) Photography: A Critical Introduction, 3 rd Edition, pp 11-63. London: Routledge. Although the extract in the ‘Module Readings Folder’contains the whole chapter, you can concentrate your reading on p29-p48, from the section ‘Reading the Image’ to the start of p48, where ‘Histories of Photography’ starts.    

Savan, Leslie (1994) ‘This Typeface is Changing Your Life’. In The sponsored life : ads, TV, and American culture, pp. 17-22. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Rose, Gillian (2012) ‘Semiology’ chapter, in Visual Methodologies (Sage, third edition), pp. 113-123.     

Creeber, Glen (2006) ‘Traditional methods of textual analysis’, in the ‘Analysing Television’ chapter of Tele-visions : an introduction to studying television (BFI), pp. 29-43.

Brown, A. (2007) Rethinking the subcultural commodity: the case of heavy metal t-shirt culture(s). Youth cultures : scenes, subcultures and tribes.  New York: Routledge, pp.63-78.

Li Wang, Pertti Alasuutari, and Jari Aro (2014) ‘Aesthetic and family frames in the online sharing of children’s birthday photos’ Visual communication. 13(2): pp.191-209.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas (2009) Extract on Blade Runner film, from An Introduction to Visual Culture (Routledge, second edition), pp. 245-249. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

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Suggested readings

Aiello, Giorgia (2006) ‘Theoretical Advances in Critical Visual Analysis: Perception, Ideology, Mythologies, and Social Semiotics’, in Journal of Visual Literacy. 26(2) pp.89-102. Available online

Andén-Papadopoulos, K. and Pantti, M. (2012) Amateur images and global news. Bristol: Intellect

Barnhurst, Kevin G., Vari, M., & Rodriguez I. (2004) ‘Mapping Visual Studies in Communication’, Journal of communication., 54(4), pp.616-644.

Barthes, Roland (1973) Mythologies. London: Paladin.

Barthes, Roland (1977) Image, music, text. New York: Hill and Wang.

Barthes, Roland (1980) Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York: Hill and Wang.

Baxandall, Michael (1972) Painting & Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Benjamin, Walter (1968) Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books.

Corner, John (1986) ‘Codes and Cultural Analysis’. In Richard Collins, James Curran and Nicholas Garnham (eds) Media, culture and society : a critical reader, pp. 49-62. London: Sage.

Creeber, Glen (2006) Tele-visions : an introduction to studying television. London: BFI.

Creeber, Glen (2006) ‘The Joy of Text? Television and Textual Analysis’. Critical studies in television. 1 (1): 81-88.

Ewen, Stuart (1988) All consuming images : the politics of style in contemporary culture. New York: Basic Books.

Fiske, John (1987) Television culture. London: Routledge.

Fiske, John (1989) Understanding Popular Culture.New York: Routledge.

Gamson, Joshua (1994) Claims to fame : celebrity in contemporary America Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gerbaudo, Paolo (2012) Tweets and the streets : social media and contemporary activism. London. Pluto Books.

Hall, Stuart (1973) ‘The Determination of News Photographs’. In Stanley Cohen and Jock Young (eds) The Manufacture of News, pp. 226-243. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Hall, Stuart (1980) ‘Encoding/Decoding’. In Stuart Hall, Dorothy Hobson, Andrew Lowe, and Paul Willis (eds) Culture, media, language, pp.128-136. London: Hutchinson.

Hall, Stuart (ed) (1997) Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices. London: Sage. Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Harold, Christine (2004) ‘Pranking rhetoric: "culture jamming" as media activism’, Critical studies in media communication, 21 (3), pp.189-211.

Harper, Doug (2012) Visual sociology. London: Routledge.

Howells, Richard (2003) Visual culture. Cambridge: Polity.

Ivins, William M. (1969) Prints and Visual Communication. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Jenks, Chris (ed) Visual culture. London: Routledge.

Kaplan, E. Ann. (1987) Rocking Around the Clock: Music Television, Postmodernism and Consumer Culture. London: Routledge.

Kellner, Douglas (1995) Media culture : cultural studies, identity and politics between the modern and the postmodern. London: Routledge.

Lacey, Nick (2000) Narrative and genre : key concepts in media studies Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Lasen, Amparo & Gómez, Edgar (2009) 'Digital Photography and Picture Sharing: Redefining the Public/Private Divide'. Knowledge, Technology & Policy, 2 (3): 205-215.

Lester, Paul Martin (2003) Visual communication : images with messages (3rd ed.). London: Wadsworth.

Lester, Paul Martin Lester and Susan Dente Ross (eds) (2003: 2 nd edition) Images that injure : pictorial stereotypes in the media. Westport, Conn; London: Praeger.

Lister, Martin (ed) (1995) The photographic image in digital culture. London: Routledge.

Lutz, Catherine A. and Collins, Jane L. (1993) Reading National geographic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Manghani, Sunil (2013) Image studies : theory and practice. London. Routledge.

McKee, Alan (2003) Textual analysis : a beginner's guide. London: Sage.

Messaris, Paul (1996) Visual "literacy" : image, mind, and reality. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Messaris, Paul (1997) Visual persuasion : the role of images in advertising. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Miller, Daniel & Sinanan, Jolynna (2017) Visualising Facebook : a comparative perspective ISBN: 9781911307396 (electronic bk.); 1911307398 (electronic bk.); 9781911307402 (electronic bk.); 1911307401 (electronic bk.); 9781911307365, UCL Press (free download: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1543315/1/Visualising-Facebook.pdf )

Mirzoeff, Nicholas (1999) An introduction to visual culture London: Routledge.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas (ed) (2013) The Visual Culture Reader (Third Edition) . London: Routledge.

Mitchell, W.J.T. (1994) Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Morris, Errol (2011) Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography. New York: Penguin.

Mulvey, Laura (1975) ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’. Screen. 16 (3): 6-18.

Murray, S. (2008) ‘Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics’. Journal of visual culture. 7: 147-163.

Olson, L.C., Finnegan, C.A and Hope, D.S. (2008) Visual rhetoric : a reader in communication and American culture Thousand Oaks: Sage,

Papacharissi, Zizi (ed.) (2010) A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites. New York: Routledge.

Peraica, Ana (2017) Culture of the Selfie: Self-Representation in Contemporary Visual Culture (free downloadable book from Theory on Demand #24, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam: http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CultureOfTheSelfie.pdf

Rose, Gillian (2001) Visual methodologies : an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 3rd ed Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials

Sarvas, R. and Frohlich (2011) From snapshots to social media - the changing picture of domestic photography London: Springer.

Saussure, Ferdinand de (1966) Course in General Linguistics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Schirato, Tony and Webb, Jen (2004) Understanding the visual. London: Sage. (available as e-book).

Sontag, Susan (2002) On Photography. London: Penguin.

Sturken, Marita and Cartwright, Lisa (2001) Practices of looking : an introduction to visual culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Thumim, Nancy (2012) Self-representation and digital culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

van Dijck, José (2011) 'Flickr and the Culture of Connectivity: Sharing Views, Experiences, Memories.' Memory studies, 4(4), 401-415.

van Leeuwen, Theo and Jewitt, Carey (eds.) Handbook of visual analysis. London: Sage.

Verschueren, Paul (2012) Chapter One ‘Photographs and Frames’, p21-43, in Picturing Afghanistan : the photography of foreign conflict New York, NY: Hampton Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Walker John A. and Chaplin, Sarah (1997) Visual culture : an introduction. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Wells, Liz (2004) Photography: A critical introduction. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Williamson, Judith (1978) Decoding advertisements : ideology and meaning in advertising New York: Marion Boyers. (later re-issues available)

Zelizer, Barbie (2002) ‘Photography, Journalism, and Trauma’. In Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan (eds) Journalism After September 11, pp. 48-68. London: Routledge.

Zelizer, Barbie (1998) Remembering to forget : Holocaust memory through the camera's eye: . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

This list was last updated on 08/09/2017