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120071 VO Advanced Cultural Studies Course (VO) = Cultural Studies (Modul 1, MA) (2011S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Diese LVA gilt für die Masterstudien Englisch nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 16.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 23.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 30.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 06.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 13.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 04.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 11.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 18.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 25.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 01.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 08.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 15.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 29.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course encompasses substantive work within the field of cultural studies and an intensive examination of developments in cultural theory. It examines the challenge of recent debates about identity and difference; and considers their relation to central questions of gender, sexuality, identity, ethnicity and globalisation in the realm of popular culture. It gives particular attention to the theoretical interventions of postmodernism, post-strucutalism, feminism and post-colonial theory. In considering these areas, the course gives particular attention to recent developments within the fields of feminism,'post-feminism', sexual politics and queer theory; globalisation, diaspora, cultural hybridity and postcolonial theory; as well as consumerism, consumption and identity.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To familiarize students with recent theoretical interventions and key critical debates in the field of cultural studies; to develop students' understanding of postmodernism, post-strucutalism, feminism and post-colonial theory; to develop students' understanding of the flows, exchanges and translations of culture across space and time; to review ideas of culture as a terrain in which different ideas, meanings, identities and ways of life are fought out.

Examination topics

Lecture classes

Reading list

Burke, Peter (2009) Cultural Hybridity, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Edwards, Tim (2005) Cultures of Masculinity, London: Routledge.
Genz, Stephanie and Brabon, Benjamin (2009) Postfeminism: Cultural Texts and Theories, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Hall, Stuart (ed.) (1997) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, London: Sage.
Hill Collins, Patricia (2008) Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, London: Routledge.
Jordan, Glenn and Weedon, Chris (1994) Cultural Politics: Gender, Race and the Postmodern World, Oxford: Blackwell.
Seidman, Steven and Alexander, Jeffrey C. (eds) (2008) The New Social Theory Reader, London: Routledge - this anthology contains many useful readings for the course. Copies will be available in the university bookshop.
Sullivan, Nikki (2003) A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Weedon, Chris (1996) Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory, Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
Weedon, Chris (2004) Identity and Culture: Narratives of Difference and Belonging, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Further key readings will be made available for each topic.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, ME 812, MA 844;
Code/Modul: 426/428, 436/438, 426/526, 526/528, 536/538, 721-723, ME1, MA1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0202

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