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120011 VO Approaching Cultural Studies (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
MIXED

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held ONSITE !!!

In case of Covid-19 restrictions the lecture will be held via Zoom or BBB (link via moodle).

Friday 08.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 15.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 22.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 29.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 05.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 12.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 19.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 26.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 10.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 17.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 07.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 14.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 21.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02

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"
- Gendered, Sexed, and Racialized Cultural Concepts of "the Other"

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 constructions of "race"(vs ethnicity), 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)

IF ONLINE EXAM (in case of Covid-19 restrictions)
90 mins written examination
6 questions (all to be answered in full sentences)
Open-book exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

FINAL WRITTEN EXAM (see above)

Examination topics

Detailed info moodle.
Instructions will be given by the lecturer

Reading list

Supportive material (ppts and cultural and theoretical texts) will be provided on moodle = PPTs used in lectures + extended info-ppts & lecture-notes, article by Hebdige (context subcultural studies), Poem "Howl" by Ginsberg

Association in the course directory

Studium: EC 124;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0272

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