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120066 SE Advanced Cultural Studies Course (Seminar) (2008S)

Dress Code. An introduction to the analysis of fashion, costumes and clothing.

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Anmeldung bei der Lehrveranstaltungsleiterin, e-mail : monika.seidl@univie.ac.at. Nicht anrechenbar als literaturwiss. Seminar K521 gem. AHStG-Studienplan bzw. als 322 gem. UniStG-Studienplänen.

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 20.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 27.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 03.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 10.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 17.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 24.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 08.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 15.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 29.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 05.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 12.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 19.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 26.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Is Isabel Archer a lady in black or a lady in red? Who might wear a power jacket and what might long trench coats conceal? And what do the Café Society, the Widows of Culloden and Anglomania have in common? This seminar will answer these questions and will look at the culture of fashion from a variety of perspectives. The readings discussed in class will range from more general critical perspectives that aim to theorize fashion to more specific discussions of individual items of clothing. We learn why Walter Benjamin used the image of a tiger's leap when talking about fashion and scrutinize the intricacies of padded shoulders, leather jackets or corsets in a variety of contexts ranging from literature to film and from computer games to everyday lives.

Assessment: class participation; paper presentation; research paper, if applicable; final written essay

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This class will provide you with a versatile toolkit to integrate the analysis of fashion, costume and dress into your study projects.

Examination topics

Small-group and all-class discussions of regular set readings, a paper presentation (seminar conference format on a Friday afternoon and Saturday, attendance obligatory), a research paper of 20 (minimum) to 25 pages (maximum) depending on the type of credit

Reading list

A course reader will be provided.

Association in the course directory

821, 428, 438, 722, K 522; K531, K532

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33