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124261 KO Critical Media Analysis (2020W)

The Apocalyptic Imaginary: Fantasies of Extinction Across Media

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


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


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
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. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

ONLINE (digital)
Pandemics, ecological crises, economic collapse, the end of history - the current historical moment appears to be uniquely marked by a sense of impending apocalypse. And yet, as we will see in this course, images and narratives of the 'end of days' have long been a standard of cultural representations and practices, used historically towards a wide range of ideological, affective, and political ends. In this course we will learn how to read these ideological currents in diverse cultural texts and practices as they relate to the intersecting categories of race, gender, sexuality, class: zombies, mutants, toxic avengers, meteorites, nuclear war, environmental catastrophe, divine retribution, everyday expressions of heartbreak. By focusing on media representations of the 'end of the world' in diverse historical contexts, cultural practices, and representational modes (film, TV, music, games, memes, visual, print and digital media), together we will consider how, in an increasingly mechanised and digitised cultural realm, the limits and meanings of history and the human are being redrawn and remade.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

50% Final Essay (2,500 words)
20% Online Presentation
10% Participation / regular contribution to Moodle forum discussions
10% Abstract (300 words)
10% Final Moodle Quiz

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students must fulfill and pass each of the 5 course requirements (Essay, presentation, discussion, abstract, Moodle Quiz)


The course reading and presentations


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

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:16