Cultural Studies


Cultural Studies Streams

Media and Popular Cultures

media old television

“If you tell a story in a particular way you often activate meanings which seem almost to belong to the stock of stories themselves… most meanings are already concealed or held within the forms of the stories themselves.”

– Stuart Hall

Media and Popular Cultures draws from studies of film, visual culture, and communications, including print, television, the internet, and emergent digital technologies to examine how different forms of representation alter being, reflect and produce relations of power, and shape identities.

media texting

Some Media and Popular Cultures Courses:

  • CULT 210 Reading Film
  • CULT 215 Cultural Industries
  • CULT 300 Documentary and Docudrama
  • CULT 305 English-Candian Film
  • CULT 315 Internet Culture
  • CULT 320 Creative Activism: Art, Media and Social Justice
  • CULT 400 Topics in Popular Culture
  • CULT 401 Media and Popular Cultures
  • CULT 405 Reading Gothic Film
  • CULT 410 Asian Cinema

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PANOPTICON
EROTICA
SIGNIFIER
PLOT
TELEVISUALITY
VOICE OF GOD
SOCIAL MEDIA
MELODRAMA
CYBORG

CREATIVE COMMONS
POINT OF VIEW
CHICK FLICK
PEFORMATIVITY
THIRD CINEMA
HOLLYWOOD
REALITY TV
ANIME
INFOTAINMENT

GRAFFITTI
BLOG
OPEN SOURCE
MONTAGE
iEVERYTHING
DOCUMENTARY
GAZE
TWEET
CUT

Global Studies

global bollywood poster

“Decolonizing our minds means, among other things, resisting global pressures to think and act as individual selves: each separate from the other, each an industrial eater who has little or no connection with the soil on which s/he stands; each the owner of a mind which is either text or screen…”

- Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash

Global Cultural Studies examines the impact of colonialism and globalization on forms of cultural production and representation, transnational cultural relationships, and the formation of local and global identities.

global africa map

Some Global Studies Courses:

  • CULT 230 World Literatures in English
  • CULT 235 Introduction to Contemporary Japan Through Pop Culture
  • CULT 340 Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies
  • INDG 306 Indigenous Land Claims
  • HIST 351 History of Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
  • CULT 435 African Studies
  • CULT 440 Topics in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
  • CULT 410 Gender, Art, and Space in the Islamic World

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THIRD CINEMA
MANGA
BOOKER PRIZE
YA BASTA!
PROGRESS
REFUGEE
SOLIDARITY
NORTH
SETTLER

TERRORISM
TOURISM
DIASPORA
BOLLYWOOD
EMPIRE
GLOCALIZATION
TURTLE ISLAND
REGGAE
ANIME

UNDERDEVELOPMENT
CONQUEST
WEST
DECOLONIZATION
APPROPRIATION
THIRD WORLD
HUMANITARIANISM
ALGEBRA
LIBERATION

Cultural Theory

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“Deconstructing narratives means separating the experiences of individuals from the way their stories are assembled for our consumption”

- Sherene Razack

"Against the urgency of people dying in the streets, what in God's name is the point of cultural studies?...At that point, I think anybody who is into cultural studies seriously as an intellectual practice, must feel, on their pulse, its ephemerality, its insubstantiality, how little it registers, how little we've been able to change anything or get anybody to do anything. If you don't feel that as one tension in the work that you are doing, theory has let you off the hook."

- Stuart Hall

Critical and Cultural Theory provides an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for the study of cultural production, representation, and social practices, particularly in consideration of effects on race, ethnicity, class, nationality, gender, sexuality, and power.

theory eaton catalogue

Some Cultural Theory Courses:

  • CULT 101 The Idea of Culture in Historical Perspective
  • CULT 270 Reading Popular Culture
  • CULT 375 Auto-biography Survey
  • GWST 336 Feminist Cultural Studies
  • INDG 303 Indigenous Studies Theory
  • CULT 400 Topics in Popular Culture
  • CULT 471 Modern Critical Theories
  • CULT 480 Performance Studies

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PATRIARCHY
AGENCY
ECO-CRITICISM
HEGEMONY
DISTINCTION
SELF
MODERNITY
PUNK
FASHION
CONFORMITY
MALL
MONUMENTS

HIGH/LOW
ANTI-RACISM
CAPITLAISM
SKATEBOARDING
PRIVATE PROPERTY
HETERONORMATIVITY
CONTEXT
YOUTH
CONSUMERISM
AESTHETICS
BELL HOOKS
LOGOS

ADBUSTERS
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
SPECTACLE
SURVEILLANCE
SUBURBAN
UNLEARN
WHITENESS
POST HUMANISM
CYBORG
TRANSNATIONAL
HYBRIDITY


What might you do in Cultural Studies courses?

  • Write essays
  • Make videos
  • Read cool theory
  • Produce sculptures
  • Make zines
  • Have great discussions
  • Produce montages
  • Write essays
  • Organize events
  • Read cool literature
  • Make board games
  • View cool films
  • Devise street theatre
  • Make graphic essays
  • Read cool criticism
  • Chalk on walls
  • Write essays
  • Have great discussions
  • Write journals
  • Collaborate
  • Make scrapbooks
  • Write essays
  • Read cool manga
  • Recite spoken word
  • Have great discussions
  • Make guerilla art
  • Write essays
  • Shoot short films
  • Create digital objects
  • Broadcast webTV

Last reviewed shim11/21/2016 3:43:17 PM