1. What is culture? What is cultural studies?
Week 1 (week beginning Monday 27th Feb): Introduction: What is Cultural Studies?
Week 2 (week beginning Monday 6th March): From Humanism to Poststructuralism
Sullivan, N. (2012) ‘Humanism and Poststructuralism’ – notes for CUL120
2. Thinking about culture: key concepts for cultural analysis
Week 3 (week beginning Monday 13th March): Subjects, Bodies, Selves
Mansfield, N. (2000) 'Foucault: the Subject, and Power', Subjectivity: Theories of Self from Freud to Haraway, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, pp. 51-65.
Week 4: (week beginning Monday 20th March): Performance/Performativity
Horanyi, R. (2013) 'Performance and Performativity', in A. Elliot (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory, London: Routledge
Week 5: (week beginning Monday 27th March): Place/Space
Thrift, N. (2009) 'Space: The Fundamental Stuff of Geography', in G. Valentine, S. Holloway & S. Price (eds) Key Concepts in Geography, London: Sage.
3. 'Who do you think you are?': culture & identity
Week 6: (week beginning Monday 3rd April): Gender
Alsop, R., A. Fitzsimons and K. Lennon (2002) 'Natural Women and Men', Theorizing Gender, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Week 7: (week beginning Monday 10th April) There are no classes this week
Week 8: (week beginning Monday 1st May): Sexuality
Weeks, J. (2010) 'The Invention of Sexuality', Sexuality, 3rd ed., London: Routledge.
Week 9: (week beginning Monday 8th May): Race
Hall, S. (1997) 'The Spectacle of the Other', Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
4. Living Culture: issues and challenges
Week 10: (week beginning Monday 15th May): Nature/Culture
Arias-Maldondao, M. (2015) 'What is Nature?', Environment and Society: Socionatural Relations in the Anthropocene, Heidelberg: Springer
Week 11: (week beginning Monday 22nd May): Technoculture
Bell, D. (2006) Science, Technology and Culture: Issues in Culture and Media Studies, Milton Keynes: Open University Press
Week 12: (week beginning Monday 29th May): Ethics
Zylinska, J. (2006) 'Cultural Studies and Ethics', in G. Hall and C. Birchall (eds) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Week 13: No Classes