This Students-for-Students-class is dedicated to assists students in exploring various ways of doing Cultural Studies from a theoretically informed, interdisciplinary oriented, and transnational perspective. Focus will be set on British and American Cultural Studies. Class participants are expected to present works of art, cinema, music, and the so-called new media and to explain these cultural products in class. They will guide their fellow class-participants through the complex debates revolving around popular culture and subculture in relation to historical and contemporary issues such as (neo)colonialism, globalization, capitalism, migration or intersectionality. They might also ask how to interpretively grasp cultural practices from a comparative, transnational, or cross-cultural perspective or discuss how the understanding of culture and the ways we study culture have changed over time.
Introductory reading: Aleida Assmann. Introduction to Cultural Studies – Topics, Concepts, Issues (2012)
Zentralbibliothek / Lehrbuch-Magazin: ANG 5.1:Ass
Englisches Seminar, Book Studies / Bibliothek: BH 2:22 bis