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Please note: The ang070 module consists of

  • a seminar ("S/Ü: Introduction to the Critical and Scholarly Discussion of Literature", offered in the previous winter term),
  • a tutorial ("TUT: Introduction to the Critical and Scholarly Discussion of Literature", offered in the previous winter term),
  • a (biweekly) lecture ("Historical Backgrounds and Critical Concepts", offered this term) and
  • a seminar ("Key Concepts of Cultural Studies", offered this term).

On this page you will find detailed information on the lecture "Historical Backgrounds and Critical Concepts" and on the courses "Key Concepts in Cultural Studies".


Lecture: VL "Historical Backgrounds and Critical Concepts"

  • 3.02.040 - Martin Butler, Christian Lassen, Anna Auguscik - Thu, 12:00 - 14:00, Room: A11 1-101 (Hörsaal B)

VL "Historical Background and Critical Concepts" Course Outline "Historical Backgrounds and Critical Concepts"

Courses: S/Ü "Key Concepts in Cultural Studies"

  • 3.02.041 - Julius Greve - Thu, 16:00-18:00, Room: A03 4-403
  • 3.02.042 - Michaela Keck - Thu, 08:00-10:00, Room: V02 0-004
  • 3.02.043 - Michaela Keck - Thu, 14:00-16:00, Room: A07 0-025
  • 3.02.044 - Christian Lassen - Fri, 08:00-10:00, Room: A01 0-007
  • 3.02.045 - Christian Lassen - Fri, 12:00-14:00, Room: A07 0-025
  • 3.02.046 - Julius Greve - Thu, 14:00-16:00, Room: V02 0-004
  • 3.02.047 - Anna Auguscik - Fri, 08:00-10:00, Room: A01 0-009
  • 3.02.048 - Michaela Keck - Wed, 16:00-18:00, Room: A01 0-010B
  • 3.02.049 - Alena Cicholewski - Thu, 08:00-10:00, Room: A14 1-112
  • 3.02.050 - Alena Cicholewski - k.A.

S/Ü "Key Concepts in Cultural Studies" Course Outline "Key Concepts"

Revision: Ü "Revision Course"

Ü "Revision Course" Course Outline "Revision Course"

Both the lecture (VL) and the courses (S/Ü) are part of the Basismodul ang070 and focus on key concepts in cultural studies and techniques of textual analysis in the context of discussing culture. The VL "Historical Backgrounds and Critical Concepts" consists of 7 lectures and the S/Ü "Key Concepts in Cultural Studies" of 14 courses/Übungen.

The S/Ü "Key Concepts in Cultural Studies" analyzes material and is relying on concepts and approaches complemented by the lectures. The analysis of the material from a cultural studies perspective is based on three guiding questions:

  • 1. What are the specific and medial characteristics of the Material? (See Handouts: Conceptual Tools)
  • 2. How is the material situated and what institutions are responsible for its existence and discussion?
  • 3. What function and effect for identity formation can the material have?

Please make sure that you are registered for the lecture and ONE of the courses in Stud.IP.

The texts for our courses will come from a common pool, though each course may have a different choice.

The "analytical tools" will be presented by the lecturers (on a handout) in each meeting. The additional reading from which these 'tools' are taken is not obligatory, and it can be done either before or after each session. Mandatory texts and other materials will be made accessible to you electronically (cf. the links below). In addition, you will need to purchase the following works:

   Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself. 1845. Eds. William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. New York: Norton, 2016. Print.
   Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family  Tragicomic. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006. Print.
   Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, and Dennis Hopper. 1979. Arthaus, 2019. DVD.

Course work: You will be asked to write three ungraded exercise assignments (max. 3 pages) and produce a Research Paper Outline 'Plus' (RPOplus), consisting of a research paper outline and a problem-oriented sample analysis (due on August 15). The assignments are to be formatted according to the style sheet, and will require you to analyse a non-fiction text, a graphic novel and a film respectively. For the RPOplus you will need to find your own topic to work on, document the preliminary work (this includes finding an appropriate title, writing a paragraph on the state of the art of your problem and one that describes your problem and your goal, and presenting a tentative table of contents as well as a short bibliography) and write up a formal and genre-specific analysis of a passage that fits in with the research question and thesis statement put forward in your RPO.




Session One: Online Introduction

Welcome

Preliminaries and General Course Information.

Session Two, April 22/23/24: Working with Key Concepts in Cultural Studies II

Analytical Tools: Culture and Representation, Discourse, Media, Identity

Further Reading

Session Three, April 29/30/, May 08: Analyzing Print Media: Slave Narrative I (Introduction: Medium, Genre, Context)

Primary Material

  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself. 1845. Eds. William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. New York: Norton, 2016. Print.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

May 01: No Class

Session Four, May 06/07/15: Analyzing Print Media: Slave Narrative II (Focal Point: Identity and Genre)

Primary Material

  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself. 1845. Eds. William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. New York: Norton, 2016. Print.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

Session Five, May 13/14/22: Analyzing Print Media: Slave Narrative III (Focal Point: Discourse)

Primary Material

  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself. 1845. Eds. William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. New York: Norton, 2016. Print.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Non-Fiction" published
    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Non-Fiction": Sample solution

May 20: Recap Session

May 21: No Class

Session Six, May 27/28/29: Analyzing Visual Media: Graphic Novel I (Medium, Genre, Context)

Primary Material

  • Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006. Print.

Secundary Material

Analytical Tools

    [WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Non-Fiction" due]

Session Seven, June 03/04/05: Analyzing Visual Media: Graphic Novel II (Graphic Narrative & Identity Formation)

Primary Material

  • Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006. Print.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

Session Eight, June 10/11/12: Analyzing Visual Media: Graphic Novel III (Graphic Narrative & Identity Formation cont'd.)

Primary Material

  • Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006. Print.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Graphic Novel" published
    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Graphic Novel": sample solution

Session Nine, June 17/18/19: Analyzing Audiovisual Media: Film I (Medium, Genre, Context)

Primary Material

  • Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, and Dennis Hopper. 1979. Arthaus, 2019. DVD.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

    [WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Graphic Novel" due]

Session Ten, June 24/25/26: Analyzing Audiovisual Media: Film II (Film & Ideology)

Primary Material

  • Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, and Dennis Hopper. 1979. Arthaus, 2019. DVD.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

Session Eleven, July 01/02/03: Analyzing Audiovisual Media: Film III

Primary Material

  • Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, and Dennis Hopper. 1979. Arthaus, 2019. DVD.

Secondary Material

Analytical Tools

    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Film" published
    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Film": sample solution

Session Twelve, July 08/09/10: Recap Session

Skills and Activities

Brief Report on 'Work in Progress': Your Term Paper Projects

    [WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "Film" due]

Session Thirteen, July 15/16/17: Presentation and Discussion of RPOs

Skills and Activities

Brief Report on 'Work in Progress': Your Term Paper Projects

    [WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT "RPOplus" due August 15]


Guidelines for finding your RPO topic:

1. Your RPOplus topic needs to be related to at least one of the key concepts: identity, media, discourse, culture and representation
2. As the material basis for your analysis you will need to pick material from the 'Übungen' (Narrative, Fun Home, Apocalypse Now).

You have access to the scholarly discourse on the material from the Übung through the MLA database.