Universität Wien FIND

124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 22.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 29.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 05.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 03.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 10.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 17.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 24.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 31.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 07.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 14.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 21.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will introduce students to the field of Cultural Theories. Together, we will explore the most important theoretical models and perspectives of the fields of Semiotics, Marxism, Discourse-Analysis, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, Post-Modernism, Subculture-Studies in lecture sessions. 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 cultural phenomena and popular media for what it reveals about:
(1) the processes of meaning making in the production and consumption of power-discourses and cultural artifacts, and
(2) the dynamics of representation, power, and knowledge as they relate to questions of class, race, sexuality & gender.
Here is a list of some of the most central theorists we will discussed in detail:
DeSaussure - Peirce- Barthes;
Marx/Engels - Gramsci - Althusser
Foucault; Derrida;
Freud - Lacan;
CCCS-theorists;
Beauvoir-Kristeva - Butler;
Hall-Said-Bhabha;
Baudrillard-Jameson-Lyotard
Gelder-Hebdige

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written exam
(8-9 questions)
Detailed Information on the exam will be given in the lecture.
All study-material will be provided on moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Supportive material (ppts & texts) will be provided on moodle.

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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