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124265 KO Critical Media Analysis (2018S)

Constructing Heroic Masculinities for the Big Screen: Between the Tough Guy, the New Man and the Superhero

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

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Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dear students! Please remember that attendance in the first session is MANDATORY for ALL REGISTERED students! If you are registered but not present without proper excuse your place in the course will be voided and given to a student from the waiting list.

Donnerstag 08.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 15.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 22.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 12.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 12.04. 20:00 - 22:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 17.04. 20:00 - 22:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 19.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 26.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 02.05. 20:00 - 22:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 03.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 17.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 24.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 07.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 14.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 21.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 28.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

As comedian Jerry Seinfeld once put it, “When men are growing up and they are reading about Batman, Spiderman, Superman – these aren’t fantasies, these are job options!”
Concepts of masculinity can be read as ‘a vague set of ideas, demands, stories and images about being a man’ and it seems that contemporary blockbusters are busy telling one story over and over again: that of the (super)heroic male individual.

Feminist and Masculinity studies explore the ways in which gender identities are produced, accepted and/or rejected. Every culture, every society creates its own ideas of what it means to be a woman or a man; gender is after all a performative act that constitutes identity. This course will look at the many narrative myths of masculinity embedded in different outlets of popular culture with a special look at the idea of the superhero.

Critical readings of masculinities will be based on gender studies, orientalism, psychoanalytical theory, identity studies and theories of agency and articulation.
This course will encourage students to take a critical look at naturalized assumptions about masculinities. Films addressed in class will be scanned for depictions of masculinity they offer to their audiences, their representations of male bodies, male sexuality and male stereotypes.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be required to read secondary materials. They will be asked to hold short presentations in class, hand in written assignments and take a final written test.
All the articles and excerpts from books will be provided online via MOODLE.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final mark will be based on the results of the final written test, the written assignments and the in-class presentation as well as the in-class participation of the students.The final written test will be based on the course sessions and the required reading, consisting of multiple choice/short questions and essay questions to choose from.

Prüfungsstoff

The Maltese Falcon
Batman Begins
Iron Man 3

Literatur


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: Mi 09.09.2020 00:22