Portuguese in Translation (POTR) Courses – Taught in English
POTR 4559 Streaming the Americas—Internet-Distributed Television in the American Hemisphere with Eli Carter
W 5:00-7:30pm in Dell 2 010
The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of streaming services and their widespread impact on the mediascapes and social imaginaries of North, Central, and South America. Employing a hemispheric approach, Streaming the Americas contemplates and probes the recent rise of Internet portals, VOD, and SVOD services and the varied practices and incipient norms associated with these. Streaming the Americas will be organized around three broad points of articulation: legislation and production, aesthetics and representation, and reception. The intranational, transnational, and multidisciplinary approaches that make up the different sections will provide the student with a unique, comparative, and wide-ranging understanding of streaming in the American hemisphere.