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120106 VO Introduction to Cultural and Regional Studies (2011S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Tutorium:

MI wtl von 09.03.2011 bis 29.06.2011 18.00-20.00 Ort: Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 22.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 29.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 05.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 03.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 10.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 17.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 24.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 31.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 07.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 21.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will introduce you to major theoretical approaches, key practices and selected issues relevant to the study of culture/s. Cultural Studies makes use of a plurality of approaches and methodologies which have been developed in the contexts of different disciplines and positions, ranging from philosophy to sociology, from Marxism to psychoanalysis, or from linguistics to literary theory. This diversity also reflects the plurality of possible meanings that can be associated with the concept of “culture”. Cultural Studies draws on these different disciplines and positions either by adopting a conceptual framework derived from them - for instance theories of meaning from linguistics, or the concept of the dynamics of loss and desire from psychoanalysis – or by rejecting or displacing concepts essential to them, such as the concept of the unified subject or the concept of truth. We will learn about the production and consumption of cultural artefacts and investigate key issues such as culture and meaning making processes, identities shaped by gender, race or class or the interrelation between power and knowledge. There will also be the opportunity to "do" cultural studies and we will apply theoretical models to a wide range of cultural material with a focus on visual representations.

Assessment and permitted materials

90-minute written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this interactive lecture programme is to introduce students to the major theoretical approaches to the study of (popular) culture. It will provide students with a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the subject.

Examination topics

Interactive lecture, if possible.

Reading list

A class reader will be provided on the e-learning platform.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, EC 121;
Code/Modul: 401-402, BA1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0084

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