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124000 VO STEOP: Introduction to Anglophone Cultures and Societies (2019W)

Highlights of Britishness und British Popular Culture

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 08.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 15.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 16.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 22.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 29.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 05.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 12.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 19.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 26.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 03.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 10.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will introduce you to major theoretical approaches, selected (historical) facts and figures and key issues relevant to the study of British cultures and societies within a British Cultural Studies context. Cultural studies scholars make 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”. We will learn about the history of concepts such as culture and society and investigate key issues such as culture and meaning making processes, identities shaped by gender, race and class or the interrelation between power and knowledge. There will be the opportunity to "do" cultural studies and we will apply theoretical models to a wide range of cultural material with a focus on British cultures and societies and British popular culture. Our examples will range from the monarchy to anarchy, from High Culture to punk, from the Mini Cooper to the mini-skirt, and from Hamlet to James Bond. We will also explore aspects of industrial and imperial expansion and try to untangle some intricacies of Brexit.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (Multiple Choice).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The pass rate for the exam is 60%.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89,99%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79,99%
4 (pass): 60-69,99%
5 (fail): 0-59,99%

Examination topics

Content of lecture course (slides, streams) plus obligatory readings and viewings (Moodle)

Reading list

Material will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Su 25.08.2019 15:27