Counterstories offer opportunities to create new perspectives and dismantle old stereotypes. The role of digital media has gained prominence as a medium for constructing and circulating counterstories by those who have been disempowered through traditional publication and media outlets. This course will examine multimedia counterstories from a number of disciplinary perspectives and use those exemplars to support the construction of your own multimedia counterstories. Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, MAAD City (2012) will serve as the central text and connect several multimedia counterstories to examine issues of history, power, storytelling, critical media literacies, and digital storytelling.
Taught by Michael Manderino, Ph.D. and Joseph Flynn, Ph.D., Department of Curriculum & Instruction