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124000 VO STEOP: Introduction to Anglophone Cultures and Societies (2011W)

Film and National Identities: The British Isles

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

als StEOP nur für BA English and American Studies

Details

max. 250 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 20.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 27.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 03.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 10.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 17.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 24.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 02.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4
Thursday 15.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 16.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Unicampus Hof 10 Hirnforschungzentrum Spitalgasse 4

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

It is the aim of this course is to establish an historical sense of various ways in which national and cultural identities in the British Isles have been constituted and re-defined in the 20th century. The medium of film (cinema history) provides an ideal textual basis for such a procedure. Between them the films selected for analysis cover the four nations constituting the geographical (and cultural) unit known as the British Isles (i.e., England as well as the nations of the 'Celtic Fringe').
In Laurence Olivier's celebrated screen adaptation (1944) of Shakespeare's history play Henry V one of the key scenes is the so-called 'four nations' scene, which brings together representatives of the four so-called home nations to discuss politics and the mechanics of war. The question posed by Macmorris, the Irish captain, points to one of the most controversial issues ("What ish my nation?"), not only in the obvious field of political discourse (in Shakespeare's time, during WWII, in our time), but also in Cultural Studies generally.
Films to be discussed include among others:
England: The Remains of the Day, Bend It Like Beckham, This Is England; Ireland: Man of Aran, The Quiet Man, Adam and Paul; Wales: How Green Was My Valley; Scotland: Braveheart, Trainspotting.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for credit: written final test (on Dec. 20 or Jan. 20).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the aim of this lecture course to provide an introduction to the tools and methodologies of media analysis within a Cultural Studies framework and at the same time to supply basic background information on one of the core areas of the study of Anglophone literatures and cultures.

Examination topics

Lecture course; classroom discourse will be supplemented by visual aids (ppt, excerpts from documentary and feature films).

Reading list

A customised anthology (comprising basic texts and film scripts) will be available from 1 October 2011. Additional material will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the MOODLE platform. For introduction and self-guided tour, please see <https://elearning.univie.ac.at/>.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612,
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.4-400, BA01.3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4000
StEOP-BA

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