ARTS018 You Are Here: Places and Spaces in Anglophone Cultures

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020

The course is not taught in Autumn 2020

Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Martina Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Kačer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Michael Matthew Kaylor, PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Filip Krajník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PROGRAM ( B - AJ_ ) || ( PROGRAM ( B - AJ_ ) && ( ARTS001 Cognitive Sciences ) || ( ARTS002 Approaches to language ) || ( ARTS003 Contemporary culture ) || ( ARTS004 Homer and European literature ) || ( ARTS005 Life in cyberspace ) || ( ARTS006 The Fall of an Empire or the Rise of Europe? ) || ( ARTS007 Germánské literatury – nositelé Nobelovy ceny za literaturu ) || ( ARTS008 Argumentation and Logic ) || ( ARTS009 Czech 101 ) || ( ARTS010 History of Mongolia and steppe empires ) || ( ARTS011 Transformations of Christian Europe: Visions, Critical Analysis and Discussions ) || ( ARTS012 Cult. Constr. of Other. ) || ( ARTS013 Slavonic Areas ) || ( ARTS014 How to read World Literature. ) || ( ARTS015 Humans as a cultural species ) || ( ARTS016 Medieval Literary Life ) || ( ARTS017 Life after Death in Arts ) || ( ARTS019 Shakespeare's Analysis of Love || ARTS020 Digitální humanitní vědy || ARTS021 Art and Culture in Cent.Europe ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Course objectives
This course will engage various places and spaces, as well as their cultural representations, that have had lasting impacts on Anglophone cultures and/or aptly capture current conditions. Some lessons will be devoted to specific locations and institutions, such as the Renaissance theatres in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the psychogeographies of Underground London and the contemporary show-biz scene of Broadway. Others will be devoted to broader urban settings and their accompanying issues such as racism, as depicted in the films Do the Right Thing (1989) and L. A. Crash (2004) and the HBO series The Wire (2002-2008). Special attention will be paid to how various literary and visual representations of spaces are employed for biographical, cultural, political, social, and other ends. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the writings of others with greater sensitivity and appreciation; will have a better understanding of the contexts and importance of places and spaces in Anglophone cultures; and will be familiar with a number of key figures - creative, historical, and/or scholarly - who have influenced this area of consideration. In case of a low number of registered students, the course might be cancelled.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the writings of others with greater sensitivity and appreciation; will have a better understanding of the contexts and importance of places and spaces in Anglophone cultures; and will be familiar with a number of key figures - creative, historical, and/or scholarly - who have influenced this area of consideration.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Introduction

  • 2. Black City Cinema (Spike Lee´s Do the Right Thing, Paul Haggis´s L.A. Crash)

  • 3. Black City Television (HBO´s The Wire)

  • 4. London: Psychogeographies I

  • 5. London: Psychogeographies II

  • 6. Broadway and Its Place in the US Culture

  • 7. US and Its Place in Broadway

  • 8. Idealizing America: Visionary and Utopian Landscapes I

  • 9. Idealizing America: Visionary and Utopian Landscapes II

  • 10. Theatregoing in Shakespeare's London I

  • 11. Theatregoing in Shakespeare's London II

  • 12. TBA

  • 13. TBA

Teaching methods
Lectures, complemented by class activities.
Assessment methods
To get the colloquium, students will have to prepare a 10-15 slide Powerpoint presentation according to the course's tutors' instructions.
Language of instruction
English
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

Zobrazit další předměty


  • Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/phil/autumn2020/ARTS018