124220 SE Cultural and Media Studies Seminar (2019W)
- Registration is open from Th 12.09.2019 00:00 to Mo 23.09.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.10.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
No more than two lessons may be missed without certified medical reason. If a doctor's note is produced, a third lesson may be missed but is to be compensated for at the teacher's discretion. If more than three lessons are missed, this results in failing the course.Active participation: 10%
Postfeminist clip: 5%
Excerpt: 5% (due either before the winter break or on 15th Feb; based on any theory text we read in class)
Specialist task: 30%
Term paper: 50%Postfeminist clip:
When I refer to your input, this means that I want to dedicate 5 minutes of each lesson to discussing a short clip. Each of you should therefore start trawling the internet for such "postfeminist" clips. Could be an ad, could be a snippet from your favourite TV series, could be a short scene from a feature film, could be a bit of a documentary. Aim for a clip no longer than 5 mins and save the link. I'll ask for this URL to be emailed to me following the first lesson, that is, when you have presumably decided whether or not you’d like to be in this class. Apart from finding a suitable clip, you'll be expected to prepare one discussion question on it and one statement (to be delivered orally) why you think the clip you chose is postfeminist.Excerpt:
5% of the course's grade ride on a well-structured excerpt (bullet points rather than complete paragraphs; including proper head, correct bibliographical info; a sentence-long summary and a clear structure with correct referencing) of one of the theory texts we discuss in class. The excerpt should be between 3 and 5 pages long.There will be two deadlines, between which you get to choose: one before the winter break and the other on 15th Feb 2020. There is no correlation between the text you pick and by which deadline you have to hand in the excerpt.Points must be collected in all of these areas to pass. The benchmark for passing this course is at 60%.Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 81-89%
3 (satisfactory): 71-80%
4 (pass): 60-70%
5 (fail): 0-59%The term paper/BA paper will be marked according to the following categories: form; content; methodology; quality of thesis; language; style.The written work has to be accompanied by a signed and dated anti-plagiarism statement, sent by email as a .pdf file. The written work itself (6500-8000 words for a term paper; 8500-10000 words for a BA thesis) is to be handed in via Turnitin.
• Sarah Gamble, "Postfeminis", in: The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism (2001).
• Rosalind Gill, "Gender and the Media", in: Gender and the Media (2010).
• Rosalind Gill, "Postfeminist Media Culture?" in: Gender and the Media (2010)
• Angela McRobbie, "Post-feminism and Popular Culture" in: Feminist Media Studies 4.3 (2004).
• Yvonne Tasker/Diane Negra, "Introduction: Feminist Politics and Postfeminist Culture" in: Interrogating Postfeminism (2007)
• Shirley Budgeon, "The contradictions of successful femininity" in: Gill/Scharf, New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity (2011)
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322; BA 09.2; MA6, MA7