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128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 (2020S)

Medical Humanities: Cultures, Sciences, Media

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please mark that we had to move online due to the Corona-Crisis. You can follow us on Twitter: #MedicalHumanitiesUnivie and @MedicalHumanities Uni Vienna
See here for more information and updates: https://anglistik.univie.ac.at/staff/staff/pietrzak-franger/medical-humanities/

Thursday 05.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 26.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 02.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 23.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 30.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 07.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 28.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 04.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 18.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Please mark that we had to move online due to the Corona-Crisis. You can follow us on Twitter: #MedicalHumanitiesUnivie and @MedicalHumanities Uni Vienna
See here for more information and updates: https://anglistik.univie.ac.at/staff/staff/pietrzak-franger/medical-humanities/

Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that spans medical sciences, arts, literary, media, and cultural studies as well as drawing on anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, ethics, sociology, etc. Its various strands are devoted to critical studies of culture, while, often, drawing particular attention to the ways in which medical students can be better prepared for future work with patients, and patients better communicate and deal with their ailments. Their aim is to, a.o. understand how we conceive of health and illness, how these concepts differ between cultures and historical periods, and what social and political effects they have. Whereas, often, Medical Humanities courses concentrate on literature and written narratives, this lecture series goes beyond such a narrow focus to include a variety of media/arts and sciences. What is more, it attempts to expand the often limiting, strict emphasis on Anglo/American studies and include a diversity of cultures. The cultural studies' perspective that underlies these endeavours spotlights medicine in/as culture, along with the variety of artistic, scientific, and social practices it is engaged in; it also highlights a plethora of historically and culturally specific ideologies, power relations, and daily routines that medicine (in)forms and is (in)formed by. This lecture series brings together experts who will throw light on medicine and its uses of arts and humanities and the diverse disciplines' perspectives on medical cultures.

05.03.20 "Medicine & Culture: Knowledge, Power and Discrimination"
Univ.-Prof. Monika Pietrzak-Franger (Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna)

26.03.20 "Healthy Places/Unhealthy Spaces: The Rural Environment in Medical and Literary Representations"
Prof. Keir Waddington (History Studies, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, University of Cardiff)

02.04.20 "Medical Humanities as a Site of Cultural, Artistic, and Participatory Research"
Prof. Céline Kaiser (Media Cultural Studies and Scenic Research, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg)

23.04.20 "Transculturality in Health Education - Key Perspectives in Social Sciences"
Dr. Afsaneh Gächter (Sociology, ÖAW, Vienna) / Dr. Margret Jäger (Medical Anthropology, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna)

30.04.20 "Aesthetics of Diversity - Poetics of Relating: (Postcolonial) Literature as Resource of Dissident (Medical) Knowledge"
Assoz. Prof. Julia Pröll (Romance Studies/Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Innsbruck)

07.05.20 "Zukunftsangst: Music is the Key"
ao. Univ.-Prof. Klaus Laczika (Internal Medicine, Medical University of Vienna)

28.05.20 "Sexual Health and Disease in Motion - Sexual Education Films and Medical Humanities"
Mag. Katrin Pilz (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History - LBIDH, Vienna)

04.06.20 "How to Raise the Village to Raise a Child: Humanities, Social Sciences and Family Mental Illness?"
Dr. Jean Paul, BASc BSc PhD (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft/Medizinische Universität Innsbruck)

18.06.20 "Drawing in Medicine: Medical Comics"
Assoz. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Eva K. Masel, MSc / Dr. Andrea Praschinger (Medical University of Vienna)

Assessment and permitted materials

Update: Take Home exam via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

You can get 100% in the exam. 60% are needed to get a passing grade.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79%
4 (pass): 60-69%
5 (fail): 0-59%

Examination topics

Key concepts, lecture contents.

Reading list

Lecture contents will be made available via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046
Code: MA (2) M3; MA 844 M01; UF MA 1B; 4A
Lehrinhalt: 12-5260

Last modified: Fr 30.10.2020 13:08