Wintersemester 2009/2010

Prof. Dr. Huck gab im Wintersemester 2009/2010 folgende Kurse:

 

Titel: Cultural Studies

Art der Veranstaltung: Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort: Di 16:00 - 18:00, OS75 - Hörsaal 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, Kontingenz 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.


Titel:
Theories of Cultural Studies

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

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

Inhalt: This seminar is a supplement to the lecture course “Einführung in die Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft”. 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.

 

Titel: Intermedial Comparative Analysis: Documentary Modes

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

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

Inhalt: Not least since Michael Moore’s award-winning box-office hits Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary films have experienced a renaissance on TV and cinema screens. The seminar will trace the history of the documentary and its manifold subgenres (mockumentaries, rockumentaries etc.) as well as develop a systematic approach to this form. On the basis of this film genre we will examine the newly emerging genre of theatrical docudrama (Guantanamo, Democracy) and also the various forms of creative non-fiction. The aim of the seminar is to understand the aesthetic and cultural category of the documentary and its relation to various media (film, writing, theatre). All participants are expected to make regular contributions to discussions. For preparation, please watch Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine (US, 2002) and read Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo’s Guantanamo. ‘Honour bound to defend freedom’ (London, 2004).

 

Titel: Material Culture: Cultures of Fashion

Art der Veranstaltung: Seminar

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

Inhalt: Fashion is a central element of the material culture that surrounds us in our daily lives – and one that is loathed as much by its critics as it is loved by its followers. By means of dress we can express our individuality or/and confirm being part of a specific cultural group, we can show our modesty as much as our sexual prowess, we can hide or flaunt our sexual identity – and much more. The aim of the seminar is to provide an overview of the historical evolution of the attitudes towards fashion and the most important theoretical approaches to fashion. All participants are expected to make regular contributions to discussions. For preparation please read the first volume of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela (1740); please use the Riverside edition.