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120130 VO Cultural and Regional Studies: British Civilisation (2011S)

Britishness and Popular Cultur

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 18.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 25.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 01.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 08.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 15.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 06.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 13.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 20.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 27.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 10.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 17.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture we will explore menaings of "Britishness" in relation to popular culture. Starting from a set of typical (and stereotypical) assumptions about what it is that seems to define "Britishness" - football and cricket, beer and tea, royals and working class, queuing and hooliganism, Britpop and punk etc. - we will approach the following questions: How is (and was) "Britishness" constructed and represented, especially in popular culture? How do people become national subjects? How does "Britishness" relate to class, gender, race, power, history and geography?

Assessment and permitted materials

final 90-minutes written examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the concept of representation and discourse in reference to national identities, especially Britishness; understanding "culture" as 'networks of shared meanings' (Hall) and nations as 'imagined communities' (Anderson)

Examination topics

(interactive) lecture

Reading list

a reader will be provided via the e-learning platform fronter

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: 403-405, 701, BA10;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0103

Last modified: We 09.09.2020 00:22