Universität Wien FIND

124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


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


Sprache: Englisch



Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

ONLINE (digital)
Owing to the pandemic, in the 2020 Winter Semester this will be an exclusively ONLINE (digital) course.

Dienstag 06.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 13.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 20.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 27.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 03.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 10.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 17.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 24.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 01.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 15.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 12.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 19.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Dienstag 26.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This ONLINE (digital) lecture course explores popular media as an object of cultural studies, introducing students to theoretical approaches, key practices and selected issues relevant to the study of cultural text and preactices following the British tradition of Cultural Studies. We will especially (1) investigate the processes of meaning making in the production and consumption of cultural artifacts; (2) analyse the inter-related dynamics of representation, knowledge, power, and subjectivity; and (3) relate these issues to intersectional categories of race, gender, class and the nonhuman. Theoretical models and perspectives will be constantly grounded in practical examples, focused on but not limited to visual cultural material (films, TV, music, digital media, subcultures, cultural practices etc.).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Final 90-minute written exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This lecture course will provide students with a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to British Cultural Studies and cultural theories related to media, technology, psychology, economics, race, gender, sexuality, and the nonhuman. The aim of this interactive lecture programme is to introduce students to the major theoretical approaches to the study of culture/s.


All study-material will be provided on the Moodle e-learning platform.


Supportive material (PPTs, texts, videos and video links) will be provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.4-401, BA07.2;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4030

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26