Universität Wien FIND

120165 AR Interdisc. Course: "Because It's Cool" (2008S)

Transatlantic Dialogues on "American and "Austrian" Cultures

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

anrechenbar als 701 (UniStG Studienplan Diplomstudium) und als freies Wahlfach für UF Englisch, sowie als Vorprüfungsfach K 701 (alter Studienplan).

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 18.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 25.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 01.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 08.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 15.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 22.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 29.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 06.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 13.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 20.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 27.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 03.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 10.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 17.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 24.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course seeks to analyze a variety of processes in which U.S. American cultural products have been transferred to and appropriated in Austria since the 1980s, such as popular music, movies, or consumer and mass culture (McDonald's, Starbucks, etc.) The de- and re-territorialization of cultural products raises questions regarding concepts central to cultural studies; the diverse relocations and re-placements of cultural objects make cultural representations, meanings, identities and differences, and identification problematic on a theoretical and practical level, highlighting what has been the central issue in cultural studies: the politics of culture.

Assessment: class participation; participation in two-week student exchange with Bradley University students in which students attend classes offered by BU faculty in Vienna, poster presentation of collaborative work with BU students, and written assignments.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

On the one hand, this course aims to increase and deepen students' prior knowledge of significant concepts in contemporary cultural theories, esp. regarding popular and mass culture. On the other, this class will enable students to use concepts in critically reflected ways to engage effectively in contemporary cultural discourses and debates, especially with regard to "Americanization" and anti-Americanisms (as dimensions of or in relation to globalization), the "clash of civilizations" and cultures, cultural transfer and cultural change.

Prüfungsstoff

Small-group and all-class discussions of texts from the reader, group presentations and collaborative work with students from Bradley University. In the first third of this class, students will share readings with BU students on the history and different cultures of Vienna. The second part of this class (May 22 to June 7) consists of meetings with BU students and their professors. Based on their preparatory theoretical work and their practical investigations with Bradley students, Vienna students will then investigate selected topics in more detail.

Literatur

A course reader will be available at CopyStudio Schwarzspanierstraße. For further information, see http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Klaus.Heissenberger

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

501, 701, K701

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50