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124070 VO Culture, Society and the Media (2012W)

Minority voices in Anglophone cultures

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Britain was the largest colonial empire in recent history and its legacy has shaped the contemporary world in spreading British culture, language, social and political systems. It has also created the multicultural society that is the UK today. This course introduces students to culture and media studies from contemporary cultures in English in India, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. It touches on concepts of identity, belonging, multiculturalism and nationalism.

Details

max. 207 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 18.10. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 25.10. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 08.11. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 15.11. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 22.11. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 29.11. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 06.12. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 13.12. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 10.01. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 17.01. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Thursday 24.01. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Britain was the largest colonial empire in recent history and its legacy has shaped the contemporary world in spreading British culture, language, social and political systems throughout the world. This class introduces students to the large range of cultures of the Commonwealth. We will study the English legacy of the Indian subcontinent, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. We will look at the impact of British conquest and management on the native cultures and customs of these countries through the eyes of the local peoples. This includes white settlers of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the black majority in South Africa, the ethnic diaspora of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and many indigenous peoples. Since independence in the 1950s, these indigenous, minority and marginalised voices have recounted their experiences of colonisation and of their local societies, past and present. We study these cultural expressions, which is often called the postcolonial, through song, poetry, theatre, dance, painting, TV documentaries, commercials, advertisements, and film.

Assessment and permitted materials

One final examination consisting of short answers and a short analytical essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course aims to expand students’ awareness of the many cultures that make up the English speaking world. Theory of the postcolonial raises awareness of the history and outcomes of colonisation and to understand the issues of marginalisation, discrimination and subjugation important in identity, belonging, multiculturalism and nationalism in the world today.

Examination topics

90 minute lectures based on class readings. Students are expected to have read/viewed the material before the class. Questions are welcome and encouraged.

Reading list

Course material, assessment criteria and a list of recommended readings and viewings will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126
Code/Modul: Diplom 403-405, BA07.1, EC Cultural and Regional Studies 1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4070

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