Introduction to Cultural Studies
a) To acquire a basic knowledge of Culture Studies in a synchronic and diachronic perspective.
b) To develop skills in analysing and interpreting different definitions of culture.
c) To identify and discuss different cultural practices and critical discourses related to the concept of culture.
Iolanda Cristina de Freitas Ramos, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
Ryan, M. (2010). Cultural studies: a practical introduction. Chichester, U.K.; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Schwanitz, Dietrich (2009). Cultura: Tudo o que é preciso saber. Trad. Lumir Nahodil. Alfragide, Livros d´Hoje.
Edgar, A., & Sedgwick, P. R. (2008). Cultural Theory: the Key Concepts. London: Routledge.
Hartley, J. (2003). A Short History of Cultural Studies. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE.
Chartier, R. (2002). A história cultural entre práticas e representações. (M. M. Galhardo, Trans.). Lisboa: DIFEL.
Exposition of theoretical concepts and active methodology in class with the analysis and discussion of texts previously selected.
In class teaching.
Discussion of texts in class and oral presentation of a short research task(40%), written test(60%)
1. Definitions: Culture vs. Civilization vs. Nature
2. The History of Culture and Cultural Studies
3. Topics: Media, Identity, Space, Power, Popular, Visual, Gender, Postcolonial
Programs where the course is taught:
- Spanish and German Studies
- French and German Studies
- French and Spanish studies
- English and German Studies
- English and Spanish Studies
- English and French Studies
- English and American Studies
- Portuguese and German Studies
- Portuguese and Spanish Studies
- Portuguese and French Studies
- Portuguese and English Studies