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120011 VO Approaching Cultural Studies (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 08.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course lecture explores popular media as an object of cultural studies, introducing students to theoretical approaches, key practices and selected issues relevant to the study of culture/s.
Major Topics:
Historical development of "Culture"
CCCS-concepts of "culture"
Concepts of "folk-culture"
Storey's definitions of Popular Culture
Development of "popular culture"/mass-culture in Modernism & Postmodernism
Postmodern capitalist consumer-culture (perspectives: Marxism, Frankfurt-School, pop-art)
Concepts of Subculture & Counter-culture: Historical development, theoretical approaches; example: The Beats (1950s) - Ginsberg "Howl"
We will especially look at meaning making in the production and consumption of cultural artifacts, investigate the dynamics of representation, power and knowledge, and relate these issues to questions of race, gender and class. Theoretical models and perspectives will be constantly grounded in practical examples, focused on but not limited to visual cultural material.

Assessment and permitted materials

final 90-minute written examination
6 questions (to be answered in essay & note form)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture course will provide students with an analytical and historical introduction to the subject of Cultural Studies.

Examination topics

Reading list

Supportive material (ppts and texts) will be provided on moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: EC 124;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0272

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