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124000 VO STEOP: Introduction to Anglophone Cultures and Societies (2020W)

Highlights of Britishness und British Popular Culture

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The 6.10.2020 session will be ON-SITE in the C1. You need not come in person as you will get access on Moodle to all the material covered. Should you wish to come, please follow procedure as outlined here: https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/studying-exams/studying-on-site/
From the 7.10.2020 onwards all the sessions will be ONLINE via video-link on Moodle. All sessions are recorded.

Tuesday 06.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 07.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital


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 structuralism, 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, class and their intersections 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 mills of Dundee to the Windrush Generation, and from Hamlet to James Bond.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam: Multiple Choice ON-SITE.

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 with audio, slides plus streams, video-link recordings, required readings and viewings.

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

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