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120011 VO Approaching Cultural Studies (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Monday 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4

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
INFO - EXAM 4th sitting June 26 2020 (11.15-13.15) - due to Corona-Virus restrictions:The exam 3rd sitting “Approaching CS” will be an online exam via MOODLE in the mode“Down-/Upload Exam” (see: “Prüfungsbogen zum Download”) in „open book format” –
Down-/Upload Exam =
Those registered for the exam will find on moodle the slot with headline
“Approaching Cultural Studies” Prüfungstermin (19.5. 2020).
Right now no file is visible on this moodle page, but on the day of the exam (19.5.) you will find word-doc file (on the top of this page) with the title “EXAM Dr. Loidolt Approaching CS – 4th sitting”.
You can start to download the exam at 11.15 a.m.
Apart from the exam (2 pages), I will include some additional notes where I provide a few explanations how the questions shall be answered ( - usually I explain my exams orally in class, before the exam starts). The first 15 mins are provided that you have time to read these explanations & instructions.
Official start of the exam is 11.30 a.m. and end at 13.00 (so 90 mins as usual)
Once you are finished with writing your exam you upload it on moodle (Aktivität “Aufgabe”) in the prescribed period of time (…. there are an extra 15 mins provided in the end, in case any problems occur …)

If any problems occur during the exam (breakdown of internet-access, etc) you can reach me via my:
e-mail address: melanie.loidolt@univie.ac.at
or mobile-phone: 0699-199 782 84 (only to be called in case of emergency on the day of the exam)
OPEN BOOK =
Open-book exams are sat remotely by students on their own – usually in their own homes. Students are able to access their textbooks, notes and other resources (… this is usually not the case). Although you will have the opportunity of looking in books and searching the web, the questions will be posed in a way that you will not have the time to do this to any great extent.
Some people worry that people who can type quickly will have an unfair advantage, but the examiners are interested in quality not quantity, and are not looking for longer essays than normal.
If you are hand-writing your answers, you will need to be able to scan or photograph pages for submission.

INFO ON THE EXAM:
Nothing changed concerning preparation & examination mode - i.e.:
-- Prepare with questionnaire I provided for WS 2019
-- Your exam will be conceptualized as usual for this course: there will be 6 questions (here I combine questions from the questionnaire). This means, each of these 6 questions will contain a few sub-questions which are meant to guide you through the answering-process.

ONE IMPORTANT CHANGE:
Due to the open-book format ALL QUESTIONS have to be answered in FULL SENTENCES!
(i.e. note-form is NOT accepted in this particular exam!!!)

Questions are to be answered in accordance with the amount of points, i.e. you write most for the question with the highest score of points. So consider first how many points you get for a question & conceptionalize your answer then accordingly.
In the info-sheet distributed with the exam you will find guidelines how long your answers should/can be in each case.

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

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20