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2023/2024

Критические и культурные теории

Статус: Маго-лего
Кто читает: Институт медиа
Когда читается: 4 модуль
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3
Контактные часы: 28

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course will be examining key texts in contemporary critical theory through collective practices of presenting, studying, and learning. The purpose is to encourage deep, analytical, cover-to-cover readings that help immerse within the author’s arguments, theories and methods. The course aims at re-animating the practice of book reading in academic and intellectual contexts, since books, in contrast to journal articles, are media for offering more enhanced expressive possibilities both to the reader as well as the writer. The books this course offers for selection include key texts in the area of cultural theory of the last decade suggesting concrete yet multilayered concepts that can be applicable for thinking through different spheres of social life. Each week a group of students will be presenting each week a book of their interest (chosen by a list of readings suggested by the instructors)
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Acquaint students with key scholars and theories of cultural studies
  • Acquaint students with the history of cultural studies and the current state of art in cultural studies
  • Study important and up-to-date works in cultural studies
  • Practice the art of presenting complex theoretical concepts
  • Understand the cultural dimensions of questions related to social class and ethnicity
  • Examine contemporary cultural phenomena through the lens of theory
  • Master the ability to deploy cultural theory in the study of social phenomena
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Assesses major cultural theory works
  • Determines the history of the development of critical theory and cultural studies
  • Develops research questions on social and media-related phenomena from cultural studies perspectives
  • Presents theoretical concepts in class and explains them through the use of relevant examples
  • Uses cultural theories for the analysis of social phenomena and problems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction of the course
  • Eva Illouz (2013) Cold Intimacies
  • Shani Orgad, Rosalind Gill (2022) Confidence Culture
  • Angela McRobbie (2016) Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries
  • Sara Ahmed (2000) Strange encounters: embodied others in post-coloniality
  • Beverley Skeggs (2003/ 2013) Class, Self, Culture
  • Poell, Thomas, Nieborg, David and Duffy, .Erin (2021). Platforms and cultural production
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Presentation
  • non-blocking Collective book discussion
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.4 * Collective book discussion + 0.6 * Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • McRobbie, A. (2015). Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Chicester: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1158829
  • Olga Goriunova. (2012). Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet. Routledge.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Illouz, E. (2007). Cold Intimacies : The Making of Emotional Capitalism. Cambridge, UK: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=572564
  • Skeggs, B. (2004). Class, Self, Culture. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=661332