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55634-01 - Kurs: Against Interpretation: readings of culture 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Peter Robert Burleigh (p.burleigh@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In 1961, Susan Sontag's "Against Interpretation" appeared as a ground breaking response to rational, structuralist readings of cultural artefacts and practices, moreover as a way to read beyond representation. The main drive of the essay is a historical overview that calls for a different form of reading allowing culture to speak, to enact, to be itself. Sontag's manifesto to revise critique can now be localised at the cusp of a particular turn away from the independence of the artefact towards complex, multiple even intersectional readings of context, producer, recipient and object or practice itself. In many ways, Sontag sets the scene for the performativity of critique. Thus, her essay serves as the point of departure and organizing principle for the consideration of ways to approach culture in general, artefacts and behaviours in particular. The course will follow Sontag's behest to think, read, critique differently by considering a number of thinkers that follow in her footsteps and will address a wide range of cultural products from visual to new media, from objects to architecture. Finally, we will point towards a post-human, anthropocenic, new wave of identity politics.
Lernziele Students will learn the context of «new criticism» and follow this path from the 1960s to the present.
There will be background and detailed analysis of ways to read culture, so that students can transfer such reading to their own practices.
Students will be oriented towards new modes of critique that bring the future into the now.
Literatur Foucault, Michel: Preface to The Order of Things (Les Mots et les choses): An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. New York: Pantheon Books 1971.
Sontag, Susan: Against Interpretation and Other Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1961.
Steyerl, Hito: "In Defense of the Poor Image" e-flux.com. http://www.e-flux.com/journal/ in-defense-of-the-poor-image/ (Accessed 11 February, 2016).

 

Teilnahmebedingungen None
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register by e-mail to alex.van-lierde@unibas.ch by 6.9.2019. At the same time please enroll via MOnA.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 18.09.2019 – 18.12.2019
Zeit Mittwoch, 12.15-14.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 18.09.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 25.09.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 02.10.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 09.10.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 16.10.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 23.10.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 30.10.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 06.11.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 13.11.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 20.11.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 27.11.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 04.12.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 11.12.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 18.12.2019 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Introduction to Academic Communication in English (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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