This is a truly interdisciplinary course that will give you a comprehensive introduction to the tradition of critical thinking that shapes the study of culture as well as the opportunity to explore some of the most exciting theories for getting a critical edge on contemporary social, political and cultural phenomena.
The course builds on the scholarly relation between the theoretical and applied or practical aspects of research in the humanities, thereby preparing you for theoretically informed research in the study of culture and beyond.
We explore issues of representation, identity, power, meaning and ideology, engage with British Cultural Studies, the Frankfurt School but also new materialisms, cultural geographies, ecological, post- and de-colonial research.
You will be able to draw on the expertise of the teaching team in areas such as continental philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory and aesthetics, psychoanalysis, political theory, science and technology studies.
This course will certainly appeal to you if you are a cultural studies or humanities graduate, if you have studied media, the arts, or politics and have an interest in more detailed engagement in thinking critical and constructively with theories to understand cultural events and practices.