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GCST4204: Modernist Cultural Studies

2020 unit information

This unit examines modernism, modernity and postmodernism through a range of 20th century concepts, practices and movements, including the avant-garde; feminism; the 'everyday'; mass culture; cinema and visual technologies; ethnography and the invention of 'culture'; and the emergence of postcolonial thought. The unit will provide an important foundation for some of the key intellectual ideas in cultural studies.

Unit details and rules

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Gender and Cultural Studies

Code GCST4204
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a detailed familiarity with and critical understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the concept "modernity", and the ideas in relation to which modernity is understood and experienced, including "modernism", "postmodernism", "culture" and "society", and "subjectivity".
  • LO2. Demonstrate a detailed familiarity with and critical understanding of core Cultural Studies theories, objects and approaches as they have emerged through reflections on and debates about modernity.
  • LO3. Apply critical analysis, collaborative peer inquiry and interdisciplinary research skills, using material drawn from a variety of sources, to case studies that investigate the conditions and experience of modernity.
  • LO4. Build on skills required for cultural analysis using a combination of theoretical, critical and empirical tools, and enhance their ability to articulate cultural specificity with historical context.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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