Universität Wien FIND

124000 VO STEOP: Introduction to Anglophone Cultures and Societies (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
DIGITALSTEOP

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

New from 22 Nov: All classes will be online until further notice.

Note: The lectures will be made available online as recordings. But every week there will also be time for live online interaction with the lecturer (Q&A) for the last 15 min of the lecture slot, that is, from 2:30 to 2:45 pm. Please come prepared with questions.

Dienstag 05.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 12.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 19.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 16.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 23.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 30.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Note: The lectures will be made available online as recordings. But every week there will also be time for live online interaction with the lecturer (Q&A) for the last 15 min of the lecture slot, that is, from 2:30 to 2:45 pm. Please come prepared with questions.This course is designed as a lecture with interactive elements. It aims to do several things: to introduce you cultural studies, some of its major schools, key terms, approaches and methods; to equip you with useful tools of analysis and help you practice using them on textual as well as non-textual cultural objects; to offer glimpses into the history of Anglophone cultures and societies with a focus on Britain from the Middle Ages to the present; to provide you with information on how processes of meaning making and their interaction with power structures and identity formation (class, race, gender, desire, age) have been theorized. Examples will include the mappa mundi at Hereford Cathedral as well as graphic novels; draw on the Magna Charta as well as on representations of the Brexit talks; discuss historically differing world views ranging from the Great Chain of Being to Samuel Smiles's Self-Help; touch on cultural practices from bear baiting to Night of the Proms and the Rugby Six Nations; include portraits of Elizabeth I. as well as clips from Peter Morgan's The Crown; take a look at representations of the last traditional and the first mechanised war; follow the polemic debate on Darwinism in 19th century Britain and the fight between evolution vs. creationism in the US of the early 21st century; discuss Hogarth's take on 18th century London and take a look at how the city is depicted in Sherlock; sound out excerpts from Yes Minister and understand the role of Händel's soundtrack to the coronation ceremony; bridge the gap between the BBC version of House of Cards to Westminster Abbey via the portcullis and compare its message to that of the inverted flag as an icon of the US version.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written STEOP exam (60 mins.). Multiple-choice exam ON-SITE. No aids allowed.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The pass rate for the exam is 60%.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89,99%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79,99%
4 (pass): 60-69,99%
5 (fail): 0-59,99%

Prüfungsstoff

Content of all lectures (ppts + your notes + clips) and required reading (texts by Williams, Arnold, Hall, Saussure, Barthes,
Defoe, Trapp, Cudd/Jones, Moi).

Literatur

Among other materials, these texts will be provided on Moodle:

- Raymond Williams. "Culture." in: Keywords. A vocabulary of culture and society. NY: Oxford University Press, 1985.
- Matthew Arnold. "Dover Beach" (1867)
- Matthew Arnold. "Culture and Anarchy." in: John Storey (ed.), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2006.
- Stuart Hall. "Cultural studies and its theoretical legacies" [1992]. in: Stuart Hall, Essential Essays, Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies, ed. David Morley. Stuart Hall: Selected Writings. New York: Duke University Press, 2018, pp. 71-99.
- Ferdinand de Saussure. "General Principles." in: Course in General Lingustics. First ed. by Charles Bally & Albert Sechehaye; trans. Wade Baskin (1916). New ed. by Perry Meisel & Haun Saussy. NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.
- Roland Barthes. "Myth Today." in: John Storey (ed.), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2006.
- Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. Chapter XI. Delphi Classics.
- Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones. "Sexism." in: R.G. Frey and C.H. Wellman (eds.), A Companion to Applied Ethics. Oxford. Blackwell, 2003, p. 102-117.
- Toril Moi. "Feminist, Female, Feminine." in: Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore (eds.), The Feminist Reader: Essays in Gender and the Politics of Literary Criticism. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1997, pp. 104-116.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BA 612,
Code/Modul: BA01.3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4000
StEOP-BA

Letzte Änderung: Fr 17.12.2021 15:28