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124261 KO Critical Media Analysis (2018W)

Australian culture

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 18.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 25.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 08.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 15.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 22.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 29.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 06.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 13.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 10.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 17.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 24.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 31.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Students will get to know the creativity of some selected representative Australian literary authors with emphasis on the 20th and 21st century. Australian fims, as well as visual art will be examined and discussed from the point of view of cultural studies. Australian stereotypes, Aboriginality/Indigeneity issues, celebrities, reconciliation and Austrian-Australian cultural links.
- Identification of the most significant literary genres and authors, as well as the specificity of the historical and cultural development of Australia, from indigenous, convict to contemporary migrant and multicultural issues, gender and the related issues of literary hybridization.
Aims and Competences gained:
- Knowledge of the selected Australian authors, with special regard to contemporary literary creativity: films (My Brilliant Career,Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Year of Living Dangerously, Rabbitt-Proof Fence, Australia), selected short stories and essays. The list/copies will be handed to the students in class.
- The ability to reflect on different interpretive standpoints, depending on the milieu and the contextualization of films, literary works and cultural essays in the appropriate socio-political context and to formulate an effective, well argued and linguistically correct oral presentation of the seminar paper in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, participation in classroom discussions; oral presentation; portfolio consisting of two written assignments.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50 points for the two portfolio papers
30 points oral presentation of the selected topic
20 class participation and discussions
Students have to fulfill all course requirements (each with at least 50%) and to score at least 60 points altogether to pass this course.
Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p
Students are expected to write a seminar paper (or a BA thesis), to give an oral presentation of the paper in class, to participate in class discussions. All students must read all the texts discussed in class.

Examination topics

all the texts / visuals discussed in class

Reading list

My Brilliant Career, The Year of Living Dangerously, Gallipoli, Australia.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: We 09.09.2020 00:22