609054 Introduction to British and Anglophone Cultures

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Mag. Dr. Ulrich Pallua Mag. Dr. Ulrich Pallua, +43 512 507 4194, +43 512 507 34421
609054
Introduction to British and Anglophone Cultures
VU 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
English

To achieve (1) a solid basis in theories of and approaches to Cultural Studies

and (2) to acquire an overview of and critical insights into British culture

 

What is 'culture'?

Evolution of Cultural Studies

Representation: Critical Discourse Analysis, deconstruction techniques

Media: advertisements, film analysis

Nation, ethnicity, race: 'Britishness', 'Englishness', etc.

History and Historiography, Cultural heritage

Space, place and Postcolonialism

Gender Studies

Ideology, Hegemony, Sub-cultures

Background reading, with tasks and activities

In-session discussions

Short input talks

Homework assignments and mini-projects

Regular written assignments (dossier) with improved versions (final portfolio)

Oral contributions in sessions

Final written test or End-of-term interview (latter based on final portfolio)

'Studying Culture: A Practical Introduction', Giles & Middleton (Blackwell)

'Britain', O'Driscoll, with Workbook (OUP)

Hand-outs (for both background and foreground study)

Weekly exhibition of books and materials relevant to each topic area

(for students to produce their own working bibliography)

none

Students are recommended not to take this course in the first semester.

 

 

BA "old" (2009): VU 2: Concepts, Contexs, Theories of Cultural Studies: British and Anglophone Cultures

Teacher Training Programme "old" (2001): VO 1: Foundation Culture I + VO 1: Foundation Culture II

 

05.10.2015
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Date Time Location
Mon 2015-10-05
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-12
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-19
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-09
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-16
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-23
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-30
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-07
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-14
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-11
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-18
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-25
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-02-01
12.00 - 13.30 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free