SEMINAR: Media and Communication Studies Seminar Series
|Media and Communication Studies Seminar Series : PhD Proposal and Honours Research Project
In this seminar Juliana La Pegna will be presenting on her PhD Proposal (abstract below) and Nina Savic will also be outlining her Honours research project.
Beyond ‘Dullsville’: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Culture and Arts based Policy surrounding the Perth CBD’s Identity and Growth, 2008–2018.
Using the City of Perth as a case study, this research project explores competing discourses about the CBD. According to Susan Galloway and Stewart Dunlop (2007) “the arts and culture have been subsumed in a creative industries agenda” with the effect of bolstering support and justification for culture based agenda in a knowledge based economic climate. This trend, known as “The Cultural Policy Moment” (O’Regan, 2002) describes a situation where culture and arts policies intended to improve liveability and lifestyle within spaces have become part of a creative industries agenda, driven by economic imperatives. Drawing on these understandings of cultural policy, the objective of this research is to understand how discourses surrounding the Perth CBD have changed through the shifting of policy strategies to represent new political agendas around culture. These changes reflect feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and often competing visions for what the city should become are widely represented within the ways in which the city is talked about, which do not align with cultural policy agenda discourses represented within and through policy and its related artefacts. Using Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) established by Dvora Yanow (2000) this project will identify discursive trends within policy documents, annual reports, planning documents, newspaper articles and interviews which highlight the various and often contradictory feelings about the changes happening within the CBD space. The context of this research is considered to be a crucial moment in time for the Perth City space, as it is experiencing unprecedented and rapid growth and change.
Nina Savic’s Honours presentation:
Title: Examining the Relationship Between Televisual Rape Depictions and Rape Myth Acceptance in Television Viewers
Through the lens of post-structural feminism, I examine the rape myths enforced through television rape narratives, particularly in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Three major rape scenes will be evaluated for their presence of rape myths.
Using Stuart Hall’s (1980) Encoding/Decoding audience reception theory, I investigate viewer responses to rape narratives and the myths they enforce. By assessing comments made on online forums surrounding each major rape scene, I will allocate each participant to the Dominant, Negotiated, or Alternative reading group. This shall make inferences into the viewing attitudes of a wide section of viewers.
Juliana La Pegna and Nina Savic
Social Sciences Building, Room 1.10
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:00
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:00
Karen Eichorn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:10
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