Wintersemester 2020/21

Prof. Dr. Christian Huck gab im Wintersemester 2020/21 folgende Kurse:

 

Titel: Intermedial Comparative Analysis: The Western, from Pulp to Screen to Game

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Tue, 10:15 - 11:45, Online

InhaltOf all genres, there is probably none that is so genuinely American as the Western. The seminar will trace the history of the Western from its origins in Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales and the dime novels of the nineteenth century (Buffalo Bill) to the worldwide success in the cinema (The Searchers, High Noon), its adaption to the TV screen (Walking Dead) and its re-emergence as a computer game (Red Dead Redemption). The aim of the seminar is to understand both the cultural origins of the Western, and its formal and aesthetic features and its adaptive qualities to different times and media. All participants are expected to make regular contributions to discussions. 
For preparation, please read James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1826), watch The Searchers (US, 1956) and play Red Dead Redemption II(2018/2019). 
The course will be taught online, alternating between video-conferences and asynchronic discussions.

 

 

Titel: Introduction to the Study of British and American Culture

Art der Veranstaltung: Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort: Tue, 14:15 - 15:45, Online

InhaltWhat is culture, and what is its function? What is the role of media in culture? And what of humans? And why should you study culture? The lecture course introduces central topics, terms and objects of cultural studies as well as theories and ideas central to English and American Studies as a whole. We will focus on different concepts of culture and its relation to mass media, cultural memory and questions of representation and identity. Various examples from British and American cultures will be provided to illustrate these terms and concepts. The second part of the course presents core historical developments within British and American cultures. There will be a written online exam. The lecture course will be taught in the form of video lectures and accompanying texts; video tutorials will provide students with the possibility to ask questions.

 

 

Titel: Tutorenbetreuung zur Vorlesung 'Introduction to the Study of British and American Culture' 

Art der Veranstaltung: Übung

Zeit und Ort: Wed, 10:15 - 11:45, Online

InhaltThis seminar is a supplement to the lecture course “Introduction to the Study of British and American Culture” and open to Master students only, who have to give tutorials to BA-students. In the “Tutorenbetreuung”, tutors will discuss in depth the topics covered in the lecture course. The course accompanies the tutorials and will provide ample room for reflecting questions concerning the teaching of cultural theory. 
Both the “Tutorenbetreuung” and the tutorials will be held online, with some possible exceptions.

 

 

Titel: Theoretical Perspectives on Literature/Culture: Online Ethnography

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Tue, 12:15 - 13:45, Online

InhaltCultural Studies comprises three main research approaches: text-based studies, mediation-studies and ethnography. Within Anglistik, textual approaches clearly dominate; it has been argued that this is the case because a) Anglistik students are used to textual approaches from literary studies and linguistics, and b) that ethnographic work would have to involve intensive traveling to the UK which is not feasible for German students. Today, online ethnography offers possibilities to engage with lived culture without physical travel. Therefore, this course is intended to add different methodological tools to the repertoire of students of English. We will look at online communities, social media, messaging boards and the like in order to learn how to make sense of the experiences involved. The course will be taught online, alternating between video-conferences and asynchronic discussions. All participants are expected to make regular contributions to discussions.