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Biocultures - Einzelansicht

Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer
SWS 2 Semester WiSe 2021/22
Einrichtung Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik   Sprache englisch
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Belegungsfrist 01.10.2021 - 10.11.2021

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Seminar Di 14:00 bis 16:00 wöchentlich 26.10.2021 bis 15.02.2022  Online.Veranstaltung Offizier 21.12.2021: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
28.12.2021: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
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In this theory-oriented class we will explore the “biocultural turn” in Literary and Cultural Studies which emphasizes the intersections of biology and culture. This perspective includes a closer exploration of the relation between art and science, or the humanities and natural sciences. Both fields have long tended to stand in opposition regarding their explanatory attempts. However, scholars have increasingly shown that both biology and culture can often not be fully understood in isolation (“Biocultures Manifesto”).
Turning to biocultural processes, embodiment, illness, disability, ageing, and biotechnology we will examine how biologically defined processes are material and cultural at the same time. Furthermore, we will focus on a critique of biologization and biomedicalization. These perspectives are crucial for the understanding of the core categories of Cultural Studies, namely the construction of identity narratives, as well as national and cultural belonging. Although of global interest, our main focus will be on the United States.

The department seeks to return to in-presence teaching for the winter semester. However, whether this class can be taught in presence depends on room capacities, safety regulations, and the development of the pandemic. More information will follow as soon as possible.

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2021/22 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024