Cultural Theories and American Studies



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Cultural Theories and American Studies

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Cristian Réka Mónika

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YSE_BTK-011

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2018 ősz

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This course is a survey of the making of American Studies as an institutionalized academic discipline. The development of American Studies has had its shifts of paradigms with the changing framework of cultural theories and cultural studies, starting from the myth and symbol school synthesis of literature and history to New Americanists, post-national and transnational American studies, all within the interdisciplinary in area of cultural and cross-cultural studies. We will discuss the relationship of theory and practice and will focus on the cultural production, re-construction and deconstruction of identities, gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. Students will be familiarized with theories and methods for the study of the field, and with strategies and tools of the trade through diverse models of practicing American Studies as cultural studies.

részletes (hetekre bontott) tematika

Weekly schedule:

I-II weeks: Introduction(s).

1.Janice Radway “What’s in a Name?” American Quarterly (March 1999) 51: 1-32. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/radway.html

2.José Martí “Our America.” Excerpt from The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. (Second Edition) gen. ed. Paul Lauter (Lexington: D.C. Heath, 1994): 821-828. Web: http://writing.upenn.edu/library/Marti_Jose_Our-America.html

3.Aurora Levins Morales “Child of the Americas”, Allen Ginsberg “America”

III. week: Regional and Local Approaches

1.Marc Chenètier “Introduction,” European Journal of American Studies (EJAS) 2006/1. Web: http://ejas.revues.org/528?&id=528) and “’New’ American Studies:” Exceptionalism Redux?” EJAS 2008/2. Web: http://ejas.revues.org/7453

2.Enikő Bollobás “Dangerous Liaisons: Politics and Epistemology in Post-Cold War American Studies.” American Quarterly (December 2002) 54: 563-579.

3.Vasváry Károly Városi és Megyei Könyvtár. Vasváry Collection. Web: http://www.sk-szeged.hu/statikus_html/vasvary/frame0.html

IV-IX. weeks:

A.Antecedents

1. J. Hector St John De Crevecoeur, from “Letter from an American Farmer.” Web:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CREV/home.html, Alexis de Tocqueville, from “Democracy in America.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/toc_indx.html, Phillis Weatley, “On Being Brought from Africa to America.” Web: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45465, W. E. B. DuBois, from „The Souls of Black Folk.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DUBOIS/cover.html, Booker T. Washington, from “Up from Slavery.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/WASHINGTON/toc.html, Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Representative Men.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/EMERSON/repmen.html, Henry David Thoreau, from “Essays: Civil Disobedience.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/WALDEN/Essays/civil.html, D. H. Lawrence, from “Studies in Classic American Literature.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/LAWRENCE/lawrence.html, Frederick Jackson Turner, from “The Frontier in American History.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/TURNER/home.html, Vernon Louis Parrington “Main Currents in American Thought” Vol. I-III http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper/Parrington/vol1/face.html, Stuart Chase “Mexico: A Study of the Americas.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper2/chase/chase_cover.html

B.US-Based Approaches

1. Henry Nash Smith “Can ‘American Studies’ Develop a Method?” (1957). Lucy Maddox, ed. Locating American Studies. The Evolution of a Discipline (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1999): 1-12. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/nash.html. See also “Virgin Land. The American West as Symbol and Myth” at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/HNS/home.htm

2.Bruce Kuklick “Myth and Symbol in American Studies” (1972). In Maddox: 71-86. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/kuklich.html

3. Alan Trachtenberg “The Incorporation of America.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/INCORP/toc.html

4.Gene Wise “‘Paradigm Dramas’ in American Studies: A Cultural and Institutional History of the Movement.” In Maddox: 166-210. Also on web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wise.txt

5.Jay Mechling, Robert Merideth, David Wilson “American Culture Studies: The Discipline and the Curriculum.” American Quarterly (October 1973) 25/4, 363-389. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/mechling.pdf

6.J.C. Rowe “Area Studies and New American Studies” and “Culture, U.S. Imperialism, and Globalization” from The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, Open Humanities Press, MPublishing, 2012), 84-103, 105-130. Web: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/o/ohp/10945585.0001.001

X-XII. weeks: (New) Technologies and Film in/and American Studies

1.a. Paradigm Music and Video Clips. George Lipsitz “Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Pop Culture, Cultural Theory and American Studies” (1990). In Maddox: 310-331. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/lipsitz.pdf

1. Digital technology.

a. Alan B. Howard “American Studies and the New Technologies: New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning. Four Case Studies” (2003) Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~as@uva/ND/text.html

b.Americana E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary. Web: http://americanaejournal.hu/ and AMERICANA eBooks. Web: http://ebooks.americanaejournal.hu/hu. European Journal of American Studies (EJAS). Web: https://ejas.revues.org/, The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS). Web: http://escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas

c.Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt, eds. Hacking the Academy. A Book Crowdsourced on One Week. May 21-28, 2010. Web: http://hackingtheacademy.org/

d.Open access videobook. Alexandra Juhász Learning from YouTube. MIT Press, 2011. Web: http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/

2. Film and American studies.

a. Jonathan Auerbach. “American Studies and Film: Blindness and Insight.” American Quarterly (March 2006) 58: 31-50.

b. Réka M. Cristian “American Studies and Film. From Blind Spot to Symbiosis.” AMERICANA e-Journal of American Studies in Hungary (Spring Issue, 2015). Web: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol10no1/cristian

XIII-XIV. weeks: Post-national(ist), Comparative, and Transnational American Studies

1.Randolph Bourne. Transnational America (1916) Web: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/rbannis1/AIH19th/Bourne.html

2.Shelley Fisher Fishkin “Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies. Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004.” American Quarterly (March 2005) 57: 17-57.

3.Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS). Web: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas

4. Babel (2006, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)

5. Sixto Rodriguez “Cold Fact” Album (1970) and “Coming from Reality” Album 1971 + Searching for Sugar Man (2012, directed by Malik Bendjelloul) + 2015, Craig Bartholomew Strydom and Stephen "Sugar" Segerman Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

6.Jules de Balincourt US World Studies II painting

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Grading: The course ends with an exam.

 

kötelező olvasmányok (ha vannak)

4.Janice Radway “What’s in a Name?” American Quarterly (March 1999) 51: 1-32. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/radway.html

5.José Martí “Our America.” Excerpt from The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. (Second Edition) gen. ed. Paul Lauter (Lexington: D.C. Heath, 1994): 821-828. Web: http://writing.upenn.edu/library/Marti_Jose_Our-America.html

6.Aurora Levins Morales “Child of the Americas”, Allen Ginsberg “America,” Marc Chenètier “Introduction,” European Journal of American Studies (EJAS) 2006/1. Web: http://ejas.revues.org/528?&id=528) and “’New’ American Studies:” Exceptionalism Redux?” EJAS 2008/2. Web: http://ejas.revues.org/7453

4.Enikő Bollobás “Dangerous Liaisons: Politics and Epistemology in Post-Cold War American Studies.” American Quarterly (December 2002) 54: 563-579.

7. Henry Nash Smith “Can ‘American Studies’ Develop a Method?” (1957). Lucy Maddox, ed. Locating American Studies. The Evolution of a Discipline (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1999): 1-12. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/nash.html. See also “Virgin Land. The American West as Symbol and Myth” at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/HNS/home.htm

8.Bruce Kuklick “Myth and Symbol in American Studies” (1972). In Maddox: 71-86. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/kuklich.html

9. Alan Trachtenberg “The Incorporation of America.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/INCORP/toc.html

10.  Gene Wise “‘Paradigm Dramas’ in American Studies: A Cultural and Institutional History of the Movement.” In Maddox: 166-210. Also on web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wise.txt

11.  Jay Mechling, Robert Merideth, David Wilson “American Culture Studies: The Discipline and the Curriculum.” American Quarterly (October 1973) 25/4, 363-389. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/mechling.pdf

12.  J.C. Rowe “Area Studies and New American Studies” and “Culture, U.S. Imperialism, and Globalization” from The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, Open Humanities Press, MPublishing, 2012), 84-103, 105-130. Web: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/o/ohp/10945585.0001.001

2.George Lipsitz “Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Pop Culture, Cultural Theory and American Studies” (1990). In Maddox: 310-331. Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/lipsitz.pdf

Alan B. Howard “American Studies and the New Technologies: New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning. Four Case Studies” (2003) Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~as@uva/ND/text.html

e.Americana E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary. Web: http://americanaejournal.hu/ and AMERICANA eBooks. Web: http://ebooks.americanaejournal.hu/hu. European Journal of American Studies (EJAS). Web: https://ejas.revues.org/, The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS). Web: http://escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas

f.Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt, eds. Hacking the Academy. A Book Crowdsourced on One Week. May 21-28, 2010. Web: http://hackingtheacademy.org/

g.Alexandra Juhász Learning from YouTube. MIT Press, 2011. Web: http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/

Jonathan Auerbach. “American Studies and Film: Blindness and Insight.” American Quarterly (March 2006) 58: 31-50.

Réka M. Cristian “American Studies and Film. From Blind Spot to Symbiosis.” AMERICANA e-Journal of American Studies in Hungary (Spring Issue, 2015). Web: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol10no1/cristian

7.Randolph Bourne. Transnational America (1916) Web: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/rbannis1/AIH19th/Bourne.html

8.Shelley Fisher Fishkin “Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies. Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004.” American Quarterly (March 2005) 57: 17-57.

9.Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS). Web: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas

ajánlott olvasmányok (ha vannak)

2. J. Hector St John De Crevecoeur, from “Letter from an American Farmer.” Web:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CREV/home.html, Alexis de Tocqueville, from “Democracy in America.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/toc_indx.html, Phillis Weatley, “On Being Brought from Africa to America.” Web: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45465, W. E. B. DuBois, from „The Souls of Black Folk.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DUBOIS/cover.html, Booker T. Washington, from “Up from Slavery.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/WASHINGTON/toc.html, Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Representative Men.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/EMERSON/repmen.html, Henry David Thoreau, from “Essays: Civil Disobedience.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/WALDEN/Essays/civil.html, D. H. Lawrence, from “Studies in Classic American Literature.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/LAWRENCE/lawrence.html, Frederick Jackson Turner, from “The Frontier in American History.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/TURNER/home.html, Vernon Louis Parrington “Main Currents in American Thought” Vol. I-III http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper/Parrington/vol1/face.html, Stuart Chase “Mexico: A Study of the Americas.” Web: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper2/chase/chase_cover.html

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