Wintersemester 2010/2011

Prof. Dr. Huck gab im Wintersemesters 2010/2011 folgende Kurse:


Titel: Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft 

Art der Veranstaltung: Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort: Di 16:00 - 18:00, OS 75, HS 3

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 und vermittelt so zentrale methodische und theoretische Grundlagen des Englischstudiums. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei verschiedene Annäherungen an den Begriff der Kultur und ihre mediale Begründung sowie mit diesen Begriffen zusammenhängende Konzepte wie Repräsentation, Massenmedien und Identität. Diese Konzepte und ihre Anwendung sollen anhand diverser Beispiele aus den Bereichen Kultur und Medien erläutert und veranschaulicht werden.
Die Vorlesung richtet sich speziell an Studienanfänger. Die zentralen Inhalte der Vorlesung werden in begleitenden Tutorien vertieft und in einer Klausur abgefragt.

Intermedial Comparitive Analysis: The Western: from the Pulp to Screen to Game

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Do 12:00 - 14:00, LS6 - R.22/23

Inhalt: Of 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 Tale and the dime novels of the nineteenth century (Buffalo Bill) to the worldwide success in the cinema (The Searchers, High Noon) 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. 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 (2010).


Titel: Material Culture: Travelling Goods// Travelling Moods

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

Zeit und Ort: Di 10:00 - 12:00, LS6 - R.22/23

Inhalt: Coca Cola and Nike in Germany, Mercedes-Benz in the US, tea from India in Britain – much of our daily life is affected by goods from foreign shores. In this seminar we want to examine what meanings are attached to foreign (consumer) goods coming from or into the US and UK, and where and how these meanings are produced. In short, we want to analyze how foreign goods are appropriated to new circumstances. Is what we are witnessing a ‘McDonaldisation’ of the world where you can shop for the same goods all over the world and where globalization makes everyone the same? We will look at newspaper articles, advertisements and other descriptions that determine how we think about specific goods, and how we handle them.
The seminar leads up to an international symposium that will take place in Kiel from March 31 to April 2. Students of this seminar will have to participate actively at this conference. Consequently, the seminar starts on November 30 and includes a weekend seminar from March 31-April 2.


Titel: Theories of Cultural Studies

Art der Veranstaltung: Übung

Zeit und Ort: Mi 10:00 - 12:00, LS6 - R.22/23

Inhalt: This seminar is a supplement to the lecture course “Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft”. Here, we will further develop the topics covered in the lecture course, mainly by studying seminal theoretical works from the field of cultural and media studies that are mentioned only in passing throughout the lectures. Also, the course accompanies the tutorials the master students hold for the bachelor students and will provide ample room for reflecting questions concerning the teaching of cultural theory. Students will have to read essential theoretical texts on a weekly basis.