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124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2022S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ONSITE CLASSES!!!
+ U-streaming of lectures (Live + Recorded)
+ all materials provided online on Moodle

Friday 04.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 08.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 17.06. 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 questions)
Detailed Information on the exam will be given in the lecture.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A guidelines-file & a questionnaire for preparation for the final exam will be available by mid-term. Detailed info in the lecture!

Examination topics

Final written exam.

Regular attendance of the lecture is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Reading list

Storey, John. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. (1997 -2011)
Storey, John. Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. (1988)
Longhurst, Brian. Introducing Cultural Studies. (2008)
Hall,Stuart. Representation. Cultural Representation and Signifying Practices. (1997)
Sturken, Marita & Lisa Cartwright. Practices of Looking. (2001)

Text-excerpts, abstracts, and quotes from & references to the sources above (and others included in the lecture) will be available on the PPTs for individual lectures + accessible via links on moodle in specific sections

Association in the course directory

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

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