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124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2014W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10
Wednesday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Auditorium Maximum Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 10

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will introduce students to the field of British Cultural Studies. Together, we will explore the most important theoretical models and perspectives of the field – Culturalism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, (Post-)Modernism – in lecture sessions and tutorial discussions. These investigations will be grounded in practical examples focused on, but not limited to, visual culture. By this process students will be provided with the critical tools (theoretical, analytical, historical) necessary to analyze and evaluate popular media for what it reveals about (1) the processes of ‘meaning making’ in the production and consumption of cultural artifacts, and (2) the dynamics of representation, power, and knowledge as they relate to questions of class, race, sexuality & gender.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture, Tutorial

Reading list

Storey, John. Cultural Theory & Popular Culture: An Introduction. 6th Edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2012.
• For further student material (notes, study questions, links) for Storey’s text book, see http://wps.pearsoned.co.uk/ema_uk_he_storey_culttheory_5/ •
• See the Moodle Platform for supplementary materials & study questions •

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.4-401, BA07.2; EC Cultural and Regional Studies 2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4030

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