Semester: Sommersemester 2016

3.02.044 S/Ü Key Concepts in Cultural Studies


  • Donnerstag: 16:00 - 18:00, wöchentlich


3.02.041 - 3.02.049
Module: ang070
S/Ü: Key Concepts in Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Martin Butler/ Dr. Michaela Keck/ Michaela Koch/ Dr. Christian Lassen
The course complements the lecture “Historical Contexts and Theoretical Concepts”. Both the lecture and the accompanying course familiarize students with traditions, current debates, trends, and perspectives in the field of Cultural Studies and, in so doing, introduce them to central categories necessary for a close examination of cultural forms of expression in their specific historical environments. While the lecture focuses on approaches to and problems of the periodization of the cultural history of the Anglophone world and thus establishes the framework for the contextualization of cultural forms of expression, the complementary course introduces a set of key terms and concepts (such as ‘culture’, ‘discourse’, ‘identity’ or ‘media’) and provides room to apply and critically reflect on the newly acquired theoretical and methodological ‘toolkit’ for the analysis of culture.

Please buy and read the following texts:
Breakfast on Pluto. Dir. Neil Jordan. Perf. Cillian Murphy, Ruth Negga, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, and Brendan Gleeson. 2005. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2006. DVD.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. 1845. Eds. William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. New York: Norton, 1997. Print. [ISBN-13: 978-0393969665]
Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, 2014. Print. [ISBN-13: 978-1401245252]



  • ang070 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies


  • Anglistik


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