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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. Week 1: Introduction: Culture and Cultural Studies (Dr Saeed Talajooy) 13 items
    1. Primary texts 2 items
      1. A glossary of literary terms - M. H. Abrams 2012

        Book  Read the entries on 'cultural studies', 'cultural poetics', 'cultural primitivism', 'cultural materialism', and 'new historicism'

    2. Additional texts 11 items
      1. On Postmodernism and Articulation: an Interview with Stuart Hall - Lawrence Grossberg

        Chapter  Available online via Google Books

      2. Base Notes: the conditions of Cultural Practice - G. Murdock

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      3. The Theory and Method of Articulation in Cultural Studies - Jennifer Daryl Slack

        Chapter  Available online via Google Books

      4. Keywords: a vocabulary of culture and society - Raymond Williams 1983

        Book  Read entry on 'Culture'. (Available in the Library, or online via Google Books)

  2. Week 2: Manipulation and Control (Dr James Purdon) 10 items
    1. Primary texts 4 items
      1. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception - Max Horkheimer, Thoedor W. Adorno, trans. Edmund Jephcott

        Chapter 

      2. – or in the translation by Cumming:

      3. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception - Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, trans. John Cumming

        Chapter 

      4. Satin Island: a novel - Tom McCarthy 2015

        Book  Students should purchase their own copy

    2. Additional texts 6 items
      1. The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture - Theodor W. Adorno 2001

        Book  Read: “Culture Industry Reconsidered”, “Culture and Administration”, and “Free Time”

      2. The Mass Ornament - Siegfried Kracauer

        Chapter 

      3. Advertising: The Magic System - Raymond Williams

        Chapter 

  3. Week 3: Cultural History (Dr. Andrew Cusack) 7 items
    1. Primary texts 2 items
      1. The Greeks and Greek civilization - Jakob Christoph Burckhardt, Oswyn Murray, Sheila Stern 1998

        Book  Read: Jacob Burckhardt, ‘Introduction’, pp. 3-12.

    2. Additional texts 5 items
      1. What is cultural history? - Peter Burke 2004

        Book 

  4. Week 4: The Cultural Politics of Postfeminism: (Dr Katie Jones) 10 items
    1. Primary texts 5 items
      1. Wetlands - Charlotte Roche 2009

        Book  Students should purchase their own copy

      2. Shorter excerpts:

      3. The Wicked Womb - Germaine Greer

        Chapter 

    2. Additional texts 5 items
  5. Week 5: Intellectuals, Truth and Power (Dr Saeed Talajooy) 9 items
    1. Creative Work for the Strand: 4 items
      Choose one of the following films:
      1. Wilde - Brian Gilbert 1997 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document  DVD available in Library; online streaming via Box of Broadcasts [log in as University of St Andrews user to view]

      2. Hannah Arendt - Margarethe von Trotta 2012 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Century of self - Adam Curtis 2002 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Hamoun - Dariush Mehrjui 2010 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Primary texts 2 items
      1. Selections from the prison notebooks of Antonio Gramsci - Antonio Gramsci, trans. Quintin Hoare, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 1971

        Book 

    3. Additional Reading 3 items
  6. Week 6: Representations of Intellectuals (Guided by Dr Saeed Talajooy) 9 items
    (Indepdendent Learning Week)
    1. Primary text 1 item
      Students must read the short book below and include some of the perspectives that they gleaned from the book in one of their essays. They can meet to discuss the book with their classmates in the normal class time.
      1. Representations of the intellectual: the 1993 Reith lectures - Edward W. Said 1996

        Book  Transcripts and recordings of lectures also available on the BBC IPlayer (via the 'Online Resource' button')

    2. Additional texts 8 items
      1. Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste - Pierre Bourdieu 1984

        Book  Read: ‘Introduction’ and ‘Part One’, pp. xvii- 90.

      2. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon 1967

        Book 

      3. Politics and post-structuralism: an introduction - Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Valentine 2002

        Book 

  7. Week 7: Constructions of Otherness (Professor Nicki Hitchcott) 8 items
    1. Primary text 1 item
      1. The shadow of Imana : travels in the heart of Rwanda - Véronique Tadjo, trans. Véronique Wakerley 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Suggested for student purchase Students should purchase their own copy, but there is an electronic copy available through the library

    2. Additional texts 7 items
      1. Travels in Inhumanity - Nicki Hitchcott 2009

        Article Optional

      2. The postcolonial exotic: marketing the margins - Graham Huggan 2001

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Immigration, Tourism and Postcolonial Reinventions of Travel - A. Ní Loingsigh

        Chapter  In: Francophone postcolonial studies : a critical introduction / edited by Charles Forsdick and David Murphy.

      4. Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation - Mary Louise Pratt 1992

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  8. Week 8: Environment and Culture (Ecocriticism) (Dr. Andrew Cusack) 9 items
    1. Primary text 1 item
      1. After nature - W. G. Sebald, trans. Michael Hamburger 2002

        Book  Please buy a copy

    2. Additional texts 8 items
      1. After Words: On W.G. Sebald’s Poetry - Rüdiger Görner

        Chapter  In: Rüdiger Görner, ed., The Anatomist of Melancholy: Essays in Memory of W.G. Sebald

      2. German ecocriticism in the Anthropocene 2017 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: Jason Groves, ‘Writing After Nature: A Sebaldian Ecopoetics’pp. 267-292.

      3. Campi deserti: Polar Landscapes and the Limits of Knowledge in Sebald and Ransmayr - James Martin

        Chapter  In: Marcus Zisselsberger, ed., The Undiscover’d Country: W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel

      4. Ecocriticism in Sebald’s After Nature - Colin Riordan

        Chapter  In: J.J. Long and Anne Whitehead, eds., W.G. Sebald: A Critical Companion

      5. Encounter and Cry: W.G. Sebald as Poet - George Szirtes

        Chapter  In: Jeanette Baxter, Valerie Henitiuk, Ben Hutchinson and Anthea Bell, eds., A Literature of Restitution: Critical Essays on W.G. Sebald

  9. Politics of Culture, Literature and Art (Weeks 9 & 10) 3 items
    1. Creative works for the strand 3 items
      1. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 2003

        Book  (Any translation will be fine)

      2. or

      3. Collected poems and other verse - Stéphane Mallarmé, ed. & trans. E. H. Blackmore, A. M. Blackmore 2008

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  10. Week 9: Politics of Culture, Literature and Art I (Dr Elodie Laugt) 4 items
    1. Primary text 1 item
      1. The Politics of Literature - Jacques Rancière, trans. Julie Rose 2011

        Book  Read: pp. 3-30, "The Politics of Literature"

    2. Additional reading 3 items
  11. Week 10: Politics of Culture, Literature and Art II (Dr Elodie Laügt) 5 items
    1. Primary text: 1 item
      1. The Paradoxes of Political Art - Jacques Rancière

        Chapter 

    2. Additional reading: 4 items
      1. The politics of aesthetics: the distribution of the sensible - Jacques Rancière 2006

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      2. Jacques Rancière: key concepts - Jean-Philippe Deranty 2010

        Book 

      3. Jacques Rancière - Oliver Davis 2010

        Book 

  12. Week 11: Literature and Violence (Professor Seán Allan) 13 items
    1. Primary text 4 items
      1. Michael Kohlhaus - Heinrich von Kleist 1978

        Chapter 

      2. On violence: a reader - Bruce B. Lawrence, Aisha Karim 2007

        Book  Read: Thomas Hobbes Leviathan (Part II of Commonwealth. Ch 17 ‘Of the Causes, Generation and definition of a Commonwealth’ abd Ch. 18 ‘Of the Rights of Soveraines by Definition’).pp. 399-415. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 'Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (extracts) [see MMS]

      4. Discourse on Inequality - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

        Document  Complete essay.

    2. Additional reading 9 items
      1. On violence: a reader - Bruce B. Lawrence, Aisha Karim 2007

        Book  Read: Benjamin, ‘Critique of Violence’ (extract from: Reflections) pp. 268-285. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. The making of a terrorist: on classic German rogues - Jeffrey Champlin, Avital Ronell 2015

        Book 

      3. Hobbes: a very short introduction - Richard Tuck 2002, c1989

        Book 

      4. Rousseau: a very short introduction - Robert Wokler 2001 (electronic book)

        Book 

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