Units of Study

GCST5909 - Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Liam David Grealy
Email: liam.grealy@sydney.edu.au

Description

Based on close reading of individual authors, this unit introduces students with limited background in cultural theory to key thinkers for contemporary cultural studies. Students will learn about the influence of such theoretical fields as Western Marxism, psychoanalysis and feminism on cultural studies as well as how to relate cultural research to the cross-disciplinary traditions of structuralism and post-structuralism as these have been taken up in different intellectual contexts around the world.

Assessments

1x500wd seminar presentation (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd reading journal (40%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm

GCST5909

             

Seminar

Film 1

 

                 

Film 2

1 This class runs fortnightly from Week 3 to Week 5
2 This Film Screening occurs once only on 8 May 2014

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