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170137 PS Introductory Seminar "Media Theory" (2021S)

On the history and aesthetics of dizziness

Continuous assessment of course work

Ab dem Sommersemester 2020 werden im Aufbaumodul "Theorie" neben regulären Proseminaren auch Proseminare mit Schreibwerkstatt angeboten. In Proseminaren mit Schreibwerkstatt werden neben der Vermittlung fachwissenschaftlicher Lehrinhalte gezielt wissenschaftliche Arbeitsweisen vermittelt, geübt und angewendet.

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


max. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Friday 14.05. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Saturday 15.05. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Friday 18.06. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Saturday 19.06. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Vertigo is considered an epitome of modernity emerging in the course of the 19th century alongside concepts such as speed, metropolis, and intoxication. By 1800, however, vertigo had already become the subject of systematic experimentation and self-experimentation. As such, it is part of a history of sensory and perceptual physiology, at the end of which stood the discovery of the sense of ewuilibrium in the inner ear, at the end of the 1860s.

The readings of the seminar intertwine these two perspectives. They combine media-theoretical, historical-epistemological and aesthetic approaches and reconstruct the experimentalisation of vertigo starting from a history of the means of transport (ship - railway - aeroplane - spaceship) and vertiginous apparatuses that form the material and media framework and dispositives of vertigo.

The aim of the seminar is to apply these different methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives to the object of investigation, which is to be analysed as a state of exception of the subject and a psychophysical borderline phenomenon between the control of the ego (equilibrium) and its loss (dizziness, delirium).

Assessment and permitted materials

- Regular participation in course session
- Individual and/or group working groups (moderation/presentation/respons); design of a course unit
-written assignment (protocols, essays, term paper)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

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