CMNS 3020
Travel Media (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
This course studies novels, journals, blogs, films, and guidebooks in order to understand and produce texts in the complex matrix called "travel media." It examines many examples of travel media, both commercial and personal in order to understand how it has developed and currently works. These examples are considered from many perspectives such as the figure of "the Other," colonialism, the flaneur, postmodernism, and even visual and document design. The course considers the strategies of design that constitute the various genres of travel media, from logs, vlogs, and multimedia, to guides, and even stories.