Universität Wien FIND

240040 SE Schwerpunktthema II / Critical Media Analysis (2017W)

Talking It Over: Gender(s) in Dialogue/Dialogues on Gender - Poststructuralist & Postmodernist Perspectives in Theory, Literature and Film

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Sprache: Englisch

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Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

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Studierende, die diese LV nicht im Rahmen eines Anglistik-Studiums absolvieren möchten, melden sich bitte per Mail an spl.genderstudies@univie.ac.at in der Zeit von 11.09.-28.09.2017 an.
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Studierende, die diese LV im Rahmen eines Anglistik-Studiums absolvieren möchten, melden sich über u:space an.

Dienstag 10.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 24.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 31.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 07.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 14.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 21.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 28.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 05.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 12.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 09.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
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Dienstag 30.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will focus on major poststructuralist feminist-and-gender theories where language is considered as the central site of production of gender identities and gender relations. Language is discussed as being (ab)used for legitimizing (patriarchal) power-relations, but language is likewise seen as the site of (radical) transformation of gender, identity and practices of interrelation (see: Spender, Butler, Kristeva, Irigaray, Cixous, Lauretis, Bordo). We will trace how the meaning of semiology is considerably widened in this context and explore how poststructuralist theories of language as discourse help us to understand the relationship between language and identity.
If gender(ed) identities are constructed then we also must investigate how, from what, by whom and for what identities are made-up in culture and society. The other major objective of this course is to put theory into practice in context of an analysis of (post)modern texts and films which center on the dialog between (a) man and (a) woman and queer identities.
In this analysis, attention will be paid to the ways how particular identities are negotiated and renegotiated in dialogic and polylogic communication while being constructed by/in specific discursive formations and in relation to the larger social world. Central categories used in CS to analyze the structure of cultural identity are all implicated in this negotiation and provide tools to account for the metamorphosis of identities in settings where language functions either as an instrument of power or as a transformative field. Our analysis will focus on the meanings of verbal and non-verbal communication, relations dynamics and symbolisms, and the meanings and reasons of a breakdown and/or transformation of discourse.
Major attention will be give to the fact that the texts/films reflect some of the major zones where the theoretical discussions language and identity are situated: gender-construction in psychoanalytic scenarios and social role-play; performative historiography; ambiguous narration and narrative desire; postcolonial politics and ethnic-religious conflict; mass-media discourse & hyperreality; collective and individual (cultural) memory & trauma; social mechanisms of violence and domination.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular participation
Oral presentation (15 mins)
Short reflections
Participation in plenum discussions
Final paper (3000-3500 words)
Detailed info-files and topic-sheets will be provided at the beginning and during the semester.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Tentative list of texts and films for practical analysis (will be modified/reduced until the beginning of the semester --> minor changes)
Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One's Own. 1929
Allen, Woody. Annie Hall, 1977
Pinter, Harold. Old Times,1977
Winterson, Jeanette. Sexing the Cherry, 1989
Barnes, Julian. Talking It Over, 1991
Stone, Oliver. Natural Born Killers, 1994
Kane, Sarah. Blasted, 1995. / 4.48 Psychosis (2000)
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis, 2000/ 2007
The Knife. Full of Fire. (2016 - Short Film/Music Video)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 25.09.2017 10:09