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124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
MIXED

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture will be held ONSITE !!!

In case of Covid-19 restrictions the lecture will be held via Zoom or BBB (link via moodle).

Friday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

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:
Arnold
DeSaussure - Peirce- Barthes;
Marx/Engels - Gramsci - Althusser
Foucault; Derrida;
Freud - Lacan;
CCCS-theorists
Beauvoir-Kristeva
Butler
Hall-Said-Bhabha;
Baudrillard-Jameson-Lyotard

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written exam (90 mins)
(8-9 questions)
Detailed Information on the exam will be given in the lecture.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Study-material will be provided on the Moodle e-learning platform.

Reading list

Study-material will be provided on the Moodle e-learning platform.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: BA07.2;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4030

Last modified: Tu 14.09.2021 15:28