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Alexei Lalo & Alena Aleinikova

Lalo’s email: Lalo@ehu.unibel.by

Office hours: Tue 14:30-16:00 Room 210.
Introduction to Cultural Studies Terminology in the English Language

(23 Seminars, 4 colloquia, 3 papers)
Tentative Plan of Lectures/Seminars, and Discussion Topics

Set 1: Culture Studies in the United States.

Class 1. What is “Cultural Studies”? What do Those Embrace? Definitions of Culture. Culture and Nature. Culture and Civilization. Culture and Society. Culture and Literature. Poeticized Culture v. Scientized Culture (in Richard Rorty).

Readings: Richard Rorty Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity // Cambridge UP, 1989, 48-53.

Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 47-73.


Class 2. Race and Ethnicity Matters: Double-Consciousness, Integration v. Segregation, White Supremacy Theory v. Afrocentrism, Discrimination and “Reverse” Discrimination, Affirmative Action, Race and Gender, Race and Sexuality.

Readings: Cornel West Race Matters // NY: 1994, 119-131

Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 211-249
Class 3. Gender Inequality and Patriarchy. Gender Studies: Feminism and its Origins/Predecessors. Branches of Feminism. Postfeminism.

Readings: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 178-210


Class 4. Gender Studies: Multiple Genders. Sexual Harassment. “The Glass Ceiling” and “Glass Escalator”. Comparable Worth.

Readings: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 178-210


Class 5. Postcolonialism: Cultural Otherness, Cultural Mimicry, Postcolonial Deconstruction of the Notions of Race, Nation and Sex; Universalism, Eurocentrism and Ethnocentrism.

Readings: М.В. Тлостанова Проблема мультикультурализма и литература США конца 20-го века ИМЛИ- Наследие, М. 2000: 4-19.

Susan Bassnett Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction // Oxford, 1993, 70-91.
Class 6. Postcolonialism: Resistance Culture, Decolonization, Imperialism (in Edward Said).

Literature: Edward Said Orientalism // NY, 1978: 284-329.

Edward Said Culture and Imperialism // NY, 1994, 43-61.

Class 7. Queer Theory: Homosexuality, Closet, Homophobia, Gay v. Queer, Homoerotic Triangulation, Demonization of Homosexuals and People with AIDS.

Readings: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "Epistemology of the Closet" Epistemology of the Closet // Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, 67-76.

Michael Warner “Beyond Gay Marriage” The Trouble with the Normal: Sex, Politics, and The Ethics of Queer Life // NY: The Free Press, 1998, pp. 81-147


First paper due. Colloquium 1.
Set 2. Comparative Literature and Multiculturalism.

Class 1. Monoculture and multiculture. What is multiculturalism? Multiculturalism v. Assimilation, Incorporation and Submission (“Rainbow Coalition”, “Melting Pot”, “Salad Bowl”, etc.). Cultural Homogeneity v. Heterogeneity. Multiverse (Henry Adams). Hybridity.

Readings: David Theo Goldberg, ed. Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader // NY: Blackwell, 1994, pp. 1-41, 45-74, 107-139.

М.В. Тлостанова Проблема мультикультурализма и литература США конца 20-го века ИМЛИ- Наследие, М. 2000: 55-71


Class 2. What is Comparative Literature? Translation Studies. Intertextuality (Julia Kristeva). Multifocal Models and Methodologies for Literary Analysis.

Readings: Susan Bassnett Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction // Oxford, 1993, 1-30.

Charles Bernheimer, ed. Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism // Johns Hopkins UP, 1995: David Damrosch “Literary Study in an Elliptical Age”, 122-134.
Class 3. Western Canon and Anticanonism. “Borderness” and Border Studies. Chicano Culture and “Mestiza” Consciousness. Antilogocentrism and Antiestheticism.

Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza // San Francisco, 1987

М.В. Тлостанова Проблема мультикультурализма и литература США конца 20-го века ИМЛИ- Наследие, М. 2000: 55-71
Class 4. Crosscultural Studies and Comparative Culture Studies. Subaltern Studies. “Grand Narratives”. Postcolonial Literary Cultures. Cultural Hybridity in Homi Bhabha. The Notion of the Nation and a national minority.

Readings: Homi Bhabha Nation and Narration // L, 1990: pp. 291-315.


Test. Colloquium 2.

Set 3. Postmodern Culture.

Class 1. What is Postmodernism? Postmodernism v. Modernism. Logocentrism and Non-Verbal Culture. Stream of Consciousness v. Self-Conscious Art and Literature.

Readings: J.A. Cuddon The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory // L. 1991

Jean-Francois Lyotard The Postmodern Explained: Correspondence 1982-1985 Translated by Don Barry et al. // Minneapolis: UM Press, 1992, pp. 1-17.


Class 2. Postmodern Condition, Postmodern Sensitivity, Postmodern Project, Postmodernity (in Jean-Farncois Lyotard). Postmodernism in Literature: “Patchwork of Cribbed Ideas”. Exhaustion and Replenishment (in John Barth).

Readings: Jean-Francois Lyotard The Postmodern Explained: Correspondence 1982-1985 Translated by Don Barry et al. // Minneapolis: UM Press, 1992, pp. 1-17, 75-81


Class 3. Postmodernism and Poststructuralism. The Notion and Method of Deconstruction (in Derrida). New Historicism and the Weakening of Historicity (in Foucault). Ethic Ambivalence of Postmodernism.

Readings: Н. Автономова “Деррида и грамматология” в Жак Деррида О грамматологии М. 2000, с. 7-35

J.A. Cuddon The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory // L. 1991
Class 4. Simulacrum or New Culture of the Image (in Jean Baudrillard). TV as a Consumerist Simulacrum. Pseudoevents and Spectacles (in Guy Debord and Fredric Jameson). The New Non-Subject of the Fragmented and Schizophrenic Self (in Deleuze and Guattari). Pastiche, Eclecticism, Parody, Hodgepodge.

Readings: Н. Маньковская Эстетика постмодернизма СПб. 2000, с. 56-116.

Fredric Jameson Postmodernism or Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism // Durham, Duke UP, 1991, pp. 1-55.

J.A. Cuddon The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory // L. 1991


Class 5. Avant-garde, Experimental, Alternative and Countercultural Representations. Punk and Post-Punk. Counterculture. Drug Culture and Psychedelic Perceptions.

Readings:

Francois Caradec Regular or Decaf Chapter XXXVII and Richard Curtis The Skinhead Hamlet in Oulipo Compendium compiled by Harry Mathews and Alastair Brotchie // L. 1998, pp. 82-83, 235-236.
Class 6. Postmodernism in Feminist, Marxist and Psychoanalytic Criticism. Postmodernism and Post-History. Postmodernism and Neo-Gothic.

Readings: J.A. Cuddon The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory // L. 1991

Fredric Jameson The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act // Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1981, pp. 61-69, 103-130.
Class 7. Ecoesthetics, Post-postmodernism, Virtual Reality, Real World as Simulacrum. Cyberculture and Cyberpunk.

Readings: Д. Гибсон Экологический подход к зрительному восприятию М. 1988., 6-34.

Н. Маньковская Эстетика постмодернизма СПб. 2000, с.239-286, 307-328.
Second paper due. Colloquium 3.
Set 4. Culture and Society.

Class 1. The Concept of Culture. Values, Norms, Material Goods. Evolutionary Theory and Sociobiology (Edward Wilson).

Reading: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 48-53.
Class 2. Cultural Identity. Cultural Diversity. Ethnocentrism v. Cultural Relativism. Cultural Universals: Language, Marriage, Property Rights, Prohibition against Incest, etc.

Reading: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 211-235, 53-58.


Class 3. Material Culture and its Semiotics. Intellectual Stratification of Culture: High-Brow, Middle-Brow, Low-Brow. Non-Verbal Culture and Social Interaction.

Reading: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 97-107.


Class 4. Types of Society: Hunting and Gathering, Agrarian, Pastoral, etc. Premodern Civilization. Industrialization. Modern Industrialized Societies. Global Village and Globalization.

Reading: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 58-72.


Class 5. Conformity and Nonconformity. Deviance: Problems of Definition, Cultural Implications (Wealth, Race, Power, Ethnicity, Gender). Destructive and Self-Destructive Behavior. A Deviant Subculture. Juvenile Delinquency. Labeling and Stigmatization.

Reading: Anthony Giddens & Mitchell Duneier Introduction to Sociology // NY: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 118-142.


Test. Colloquium 4.

Final paper due.

Exam (“zachyot”).


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