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124265 KO Critical Media Analysis (2019S)

Screening the Male: Images of the male body and ideas about masculinities in Film,TV and comic books

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

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

film screenings 22.5. + 28.5.

Thursday 07.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 28.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 11.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 22.05. 20:00 - 22:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Tuesday 28.05. 20:00 - 22:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 06.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 13.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

How do popular cultures in TV shows and comic books construct, imagine and produce maleness and masculinity?
How are men, their bodies and the gender identity constructed as inherently belonging to them - masculinity - in popular cultures today and yesterday? What has changed, what has remained constant?
What are male bodies allowed to do, what are masculinities allowed embody?
In how far is the gaze of Hollywood studios and consumer culture still exclusively male as Laura Mulvey postulated in 1979 and only capable of constructing men as active subjects while producing women strictly as passive objects.
In how far can an ideology like patriarchy allow male bodies to exist as an object of desire in films, TV-shows and comic books?
Is what Raewyn Connell defined as hegemonic and complicit masculinities still relevant when it comes to producing image of male bodies and masculinities in different media? How do heteronormativity, homophobia and heterosexism factor into the construction and production of masculinities?
During the course of this CMA students will familiarize themselves with critical concepts from gender, queer and post-colonial theories. They are asked to use these concepts to critically examine and discuss different texts from film to TV and comic books that produce images of male bodies and ideas about masculinities.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to read secondary materials. They will be asked to hold short presentations in class, hand in written assignments and take a final written test.
All the articles and excerpts from books will be provided online via MOODLE.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark will be based on the results of the final written test, the written assignments and the in-class presentation as well as the in-class participation of the students.The final written test will be based on the course sessions and the required reading, consisting of multiple choice/short questions and essay questions to choose from.

Examination topics

This class will approach topics like gender ideology, gender-based discrimination, racism, sexism and homophobia. Students will be encouraged to apply feminist, post-structuralist and post-colonial theories to the comics, films and tv-shows on the media/reading list.

Reading list

Johnson, Matt&Warren Pleece. Incognegro: A Murder Mystery. 2008.
Loeb, Jeph&Jim Lee. Batman#608-619: Hush, 2002.
Demme, Jonathan. Columbo: „Murder under Glass“.1978.
Bright, S. Kevin. Friends: "The One with Monica's Thunder".2000.
Carnahan, Joe. The Blacklist. „Pilot Episode“,6 2013.
Scott, Ridley. Thelma&Louise, 1991.
Black, Shane. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, 2005.

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 03.07.2019 08:27