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124642 VO BEd 04.2: Cultural Theories and Popular Culture (2019S)

American Cultural Studies

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Moodle; Mo 17.06. 16:45-18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß

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Details

Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 11.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 18.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 25.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 01.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 08.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 29.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 06.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 13.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 20.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 27.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Montag 03.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This lecture course will introduce you to major theoretical approaches, key practices and selected issues relevant to the study of popular cultures with a focus on the United States. We will learn that cultural theories make use of a plurality of approaches and methodologies. This diversity also reflects the plurality of possible meanings that can be associated with the concept of culture in general and popular culture in particular.
The first part of the lecture focusses on methodological aspects and media literacy (from film to music, from digital culture to body studies) as well as myth criticism as one approach in American Studies. In the second part, we will apply these methods to the different "Myths that Made America" (Heike Paul; see course reading), from the Self-Made Man to the Melting Pot, by "doing" Cultural Studies together, analyzing and discussing paintings, photographs, film clips, and other audiovisual material. Throughout the semester, we will investigate key issues such as historical contingencies, identities shaped by intersectionality as there are gender, race or class or the interrelation between power and knowledge.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written exam (3 parts: MC, short questions & definitions, essay)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Pass rate 60% out of 100%

Prüfungsstoff

Content of lecture plus obligatory readings

Literatur

available via Moodle
Heike Paul, The Myths that Made America (available Open Access at https://www.transcript-verlag.de/media/pdf/57/fd/1b/oa9783839414859qGQqCtbNa1D7p.pdf)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BEd 04.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4642

Letzte Änderung: Fr 03.05.2019 12:27