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128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 (2015W)

Cultures of Celebrity

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 08.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 15.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 22.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 29.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 05.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 12.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 19.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 26.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 03.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 10.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 17.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 07.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 14.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 21.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Celebrity is, without doubt, one of the most ubiquitous features of contemporary Western media culture. As such, it has attracted an extensive amount of multi-disciplinary scholarship that has responded to the need to theorise and historically contextualise an all-pervasive concept and cultural phenomenon. This lecture series brings together internationally renowned scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, whose contributions will explore the shifting meanings, functions, and manifestations of ‘celebrity’ in different historical contexts, social fields, and media. The themes addressed cover a broad spectrum, including the historical origins of modern celebrity culture; the mediation and appropriation of literary celebrity and its archival, biofictional, and filmic afterlives; the slippery boundaries between on- and off-screen celebrity; and the construction and circulation of celebrity through digital media. Theoretically and methodologically diverse, the talks will cast a critical spotlight on the industry and media processes that inform the production and consumption of celebrity and raise questions about cultural iconicity, gender representation, individual agency, and the role of audiences and mediator figures.

15.10. Sandra Mayer (University of Vienna/Oxford)
'Approaching Celebrity across Periods and Disciplines'

22.10. Ruth Scobie (University of Oxford)
'A Beginner’s Guide to the Beginning of Celebrity, 1700-1790'

05.11. Michael Raab (Frankfurt/Main)
'Selling Yourself by the Pound? The Portrayal of Fictional Rock Stars in Contemporary British Drama from David Hare to Simon Stephens'

12.11. Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh)
'Byron’s Unlikely Celebrity in Victorian Sermons'

26.11. Richard Dyer (King’s College, London)
'La dolce vita and the Ontology of Celebrity'

03.12. Timo Frühwirth (University of Vienna)
'An Austrian Auden: A Media Construction Story'

10.12. Chris Fletcher (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)
'‘It seems to be the fashion collecting these things’: Pursuing the Papers of Literary Celebrity, from Byron to the Present and Beyond'

17.12. Eugenie Theuer & Eva Schörgenhuber (Universities of Barcelona/Vienna)
'‘If Britney made it through 2007…’: Celebrity and Meltdown in the Age of Digital Media'

07.01. Tobias Heinrich (University of Oxford)
'Werther’s Legacy: Johann Wolfgang Goethe as Literary Celebrity'

14.01. Julia Lajta-Novak (King’s College, London)
'Re-Imagining Famous Women Artists: Fictional and Filmic Afterlives'

21.01. Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
'Animal Internet Celebrity: From Knut to Cecil'

28.01. Final Test

Please note that there will be no classes on 29 October and 19 November!

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment: Written final test (a sample test will be available for reference on the Moodle course platform)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Aims: Participants will be introduced to some of the main areas of inquiry in a dynamic and innovative field of interdisciplinary Humanities research; they will be familiarised with a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of celebrity across historical periods, social fields, and media.

Prüfungsstoff

Methods: A series of lectures by internationally renowned scholars with backgrounds in literary studies, history, cultural and media studies, film studies and gender studies approaching ‘celebrity’ from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives; the talks will be supplemented by audio-visual aids and reading assignments available on the Moodle platform.

Literatur

Reading: Material for required reading as well as a bibliography of key texts and suggested further reading will be made available on the eLearning platform.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 812, MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046
Code: MA 1; MA (2) M3: UF MA 1B; 4A
Lehrinhalt: 12-5260

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.09.2020 00:22