Sommersemester 2009

Prof. Dr. Huck gab im Sommersemester 2009 folgende Kurse:

 

Titel: Einführung in die Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft

Art der Veranstaltung: Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort: Di 12:00 - 14:00, OS40 - R.201 [Alte Mensa Hebbel]

Inhalt: Was ist Kultur? Wozu gibt es Kultur? Was hat Kultur mit Medien zu tun? Und wozu sollte man Kultur studieren? Die Vorlesung führt in die zentralen Themen, Gegenstände, Begriffe, Theorien und Methoden der Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft ein. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei verschiedene Annäherungen an den Begriff der ‘Kultur’ und ihre mediale Begründung sowie mit diesen Begriffen zusammenhängende Konzepte wie Kontingenz, Repräsentation, Performanz und Figuration. Diese Konzepte und ihre Anwendung sollen anhand diverser Beispiele aus den Bereichen Kultur und Medien erläutert werden.

 

Titel: Detective Novels and Adaptations

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Mi 8:00 - 10:00, LS10 - R.225

Inhalt: The detective is one of the most popular figures in both books and films. During the course we will first analyse the basic structures of the detective genre in writing and subsequently examine what happens when such texts are adapted to the screen – or vice versa. A central objective of the course is to understand the media specificity of different discursive presentations of the same story. Methodologically, we will approach texts and films both from a formal and a cultural studies perspective. All participants are expected to give regular contributions to the course. For preparation, please read Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901/02).

 

Titel: Fan Fiction

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Mi 10:00 - 12:00, LS10 - R.225

Inhalt: Fan fiction is a rather new term that denominates stories, mostly published on the internet, which feature famous characters (Harry Potter, Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennett) or settings (Hogwarts, Enterprise), but are not written by the original authors; rather, ‘fans’ of these stories/characters/authors produce new texts. During the course we will examine the various sub-genres of fan fiction, its preferred places of publication and its central formal features. A central aim of the seminar is to determine the cultural patterns that motivate the various alterations to given plotlines. Which aims are realised in these new stories? Which literary stereotypes and genres are employed or undermined? All participants are expected to give regular contributions to the course. For preparation, please make yourself familiar with the phenomenon of fan fiction by surfing on the Internet.

 

Titel: Understanding Music Videos

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Do 12:00 - 14:00, LS10 - R.225

Inhalt: Arguably, pop music and its accompanying videos are one of the most heavily circulated cultural artefacts in contemporary society. In this seminar, we want to analyse how sound, lyrics and images attract viewers/listeners and de/construct various cultural identities. We will look at songs, texts, record covers and videos from the 1960’s until today. To understand these cultural artefacts, we will study definitions of popular culture, sub-culture, and cultural identity and learn how to analyse music videos from a variety of angles. A central aim of the seminar is to find out whether an affirmative, capitalistic genre like (pop) music videos can be used as a medium for critical utterances. All participants are expected to give regular contributions to the course. For preparation, watch and record as many music videos as you can.