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Certificate in Intermediality: Theory and Practice

Dienstag, 24.09.2019

How do arts and media cross borders?

This certificate will allow you to 
- understand how different media function within and beyond literature, music, performance, the visual arts, and digital media;
- grasp the interplay of multiple media within a single work of art (such as a graphic novel or a film) as well as across genre boundaries (as in adaptations);
- obtain ‘media literacy’—that is, to evolve from merely consuming mediated content to understanding how different arts and media construct meaning; 
- critically engage with intermediality theory and apply it in practice (through research, creative work, and the option of an internship);
- gain a new perspective on your main field of study through the lens of inter- mediality theory;
- develop workplace skills that will be beneficial in various academic and professional environments, including creative and teaching professions.

How is the certificate structured?
The certificate comprises 21 ECTS and is divided into two compulsory modules: basic (one lecture and two proseminars = 9 ECTS; offered every winter semester) and advanced (two seminars plus an internship; or three seminars = 12 ECTS; offered every summer semester).

Why is this the right certificate for you?
The broad range of intermediality theory and practice offers you numerous options for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. For instance, students enrolled in literary and cultural studies programs can exchange ideas with others who are interested in areas such as creative writing, music, the visual arts, theater, and education.

CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE CERTIFICATE “Intermediality: Theory and Practice”

Winter Semester 2019/20:

500.003 Basismodul VO Intermediality Theory I, Nassim Balestrini
ENL.04465UB: Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies (Intermediality Theory I), Juliann Knaus
ENL.04466UB: Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies (Intermediality Practice: Ekphrasis), Juliann Knaus

Summer Semester 2020:

512.225 Specialized Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies (Intermediality Theory II: American Musical Novels), Nassim Balestrini
ENP.02037UB Cultural Studies Seminar (Poverty in US Film), Klaus Rieser
ENP.01027UB Literary Studies Seminar (The Supernatural Outside Gothic Fiction: 19th Century to the Present), Werner Wolf


Coordinator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nassim W. Balestrini, M.A.
Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG)
Attemsgasse 25/II
+43 (0)316 380 2463


Certificate in "Intermediality: Theory and Practice"



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