Universität Wien FIND

129007 AR Theory (MA) (2012W)

British and American Studies

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

This is an interactive course! Participation in group discussions and lively participation in online discussion forums will be part of the final grade!

Details

max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 12.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 19.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 09.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 16.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 23.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 30.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 07.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 14.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 11.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 18.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 25.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, we will discuss pivotal approaches from British and American Cultural Studies, ranging from Marxist Theory and Psychoanalytic Analysis to Feminist, Queer, and Ecological Studies. The main idea is to present students with the whole gamut of potential approaches in contemporary cultural theory and open ways how to apply these methods to concrete examples of your choice. One insight that participants of the course can gain is that different epistemological perspectives may lead to different results in terms of interpretation and 'meaning.' In other words, there is not just one truth, but many different truths, depending on the theoretical lens employed by the interpreter. Students may regard this course as a useful overview, since all major theories and methods of Critical Studies will be introduced.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; active in-class participation; presentation as part of an expert session with 4-page handout to be distributed in class; reading assignments; occasional quizzes; at least 8 elaborate entries in the discussion forum.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

It is the aim of this course to support students to explore and apply relevant theoretical approaches from British and American Cultural Studies as part of the process of structuring a Master's or diploma thesis.

Prüfungsstoff

Presentations by students, based on PowerPoint and 4-page handouts to be distributed in class; close readings and analyses of key theoretical texts; forum discussions on Moodle. All texts are available on Moodle: https://moodle.univie.ac.at/.

Literatur

It is highly recommended to purchase Brian L. Ott and Robert L. Mack's book Critical Media Studies: An Introduction (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), since this will be our key text for most sessions.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 721-723, MA3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0192

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50