Universität Wien FIND

124261 KO Critical Media Analysis (2019W)

Nonhuman Media: Animals, Ecology, and Limits of the Human

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

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max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 15.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 22.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 29.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 05.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 12.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 19.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 26.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 03.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 10.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 07.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 14.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 21.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 28.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Since at least the Renaissance, the "human" has been the central, organising concept of cultural, philosophical, scientific, political, economic, historical, literary and critical debates. However, in recent years significant theoretical developments and advancements in animal studies, nonhuman studies, posthumanism, ecocriticsm, and ecofeminism have challenged the correctness and ethics of studying culture exclusively through theoretical paradigms and constructions that centre and elevate 'the human’. By focusing rather on media representations, narratives and experiences of animals, landscapes, machines, networks, cyborgs, and AI in diverse historical contexts, cultural practices, and representational modes, together we will explore the very notion of culture (what it excludes and why, its unspoken assumptions and exploitations) and consider how, in an increasingly mechanised and digitised cultural realm, the limits of the human are being redrawn.

Assessment and permitted materials

50% Final Essay (2,500 words)
20% In-Class Presentation
10% Class participation / contribution to discussions
10% Abstract (300 words)
10% Moodle Quiz

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must fulfill and pass each of the 5 course requirements (Essay, Presentation, discussion, abstract, Moodle Quiz

Examination topics

The course reading and presentations

Reading list

Amber E. George and J.L. Schatz, "Screening the Nonhuman: Representations of Animal Others in the Media"
Jacques Derrida, "The Animal that Therefore I Am"
Val Plumwood, "Feminism and the Mastery of Nature"
Rob Boddice, "Anthropocentrism: Humans, Animals, Environments"

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: Th 05.09.2019 20:07