Lehre an der Professur für Vergleichende Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie

Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen für das Sommersemester 2024

Die Seminarunterlagen, -beschreibungen und -ankündigungen finden Sie in Moodle.

Wichtig: Bitte vergessen Sie nicht, sich zusätzlich in viaCampus anzumelden, damit wir Ihre Leistungen und Noten eintragen können.

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): MASS: Forschungsmodul // MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus // MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Gender Studies und Queer Theory // SMG: Forschungsmodul // SMG: Wahlpflichtmodul: Multimodalität, Diskurs und Medien

3/6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 09.04.2024 Di, 11 - 13 Uhr, Ort: HG 217

This seminar provides an in-depth exploration of digital manospheres, examining the discourses, practices, and hierarchies within online spaces that predominantly engage with issues related to masculinity. Through an intersectional lens, students will critically analyze the various dimensions of digital manospheres, including their historical roots, cultural manifestations, and implications for contemporary society. The course will encompass theoretical frameworks, case studies, and hands-on research examining linguistic and/or sociological aspects of digital manospheres.

Literatur: A reader will be provided in Moodle towards the beginning of the lecture period.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung: The presentation of the first research results will - deviating from the normal seminar date on Tuesdays - take place on Wednesday, July 10 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. in the Research Factory of the Center B/Orders in Motion.

Leistungsnachweise: 3 ECTS - Annotated Bibliography, academic contextualization of research question and short description of literatures' relevance (5-6 pages). 6 ECTS - Presentation in the B/Orders Research Factory, Research Paper (10-12 pages). 9 ECTS – Presentation in the B/Orders Research Factory, Research Paper (15-20 pages).

Sprache: Englisch

Module: Kolloquium (Präsenzveranstaltung): MASS: Forschungsmodul

BA Cuso: 3 ECTS / MA: 3/6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 09.04.2024 Di, 14 - 16 Uhr, Ort: AM 203

In diesem Kolloquium werden wir anfangs die Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Fragestellung sowie den Aufbau eines Exposés adressieren, bevor wir auch abhängig von den Bedürfnissen der Studierenden und Stand der jeweiligen Projekte über Inhalte, ethische Fragen und Methodenfragen sprechen. Im weiteren Verlauf stellen Studierende ihre Projekte bzw. Ideen für die Abschlussarbeit in Referaten vor, die insbesondere auf die noch offenen Fragen und Problemstellungen eingehen, die mit dem eigenen Projekt aktuell verbunden sind. Wir besprechen und planen die genauen Inhalte der Veranstaltung in der ersten Sitzung, um bestmöglich auf die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmenden eingehen zu können.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an BA CUSO und MA Studierende in der Abschlussphase ihres Studiums, die bereits mindestens das Themenfeld ihrer Abschlussarbeit benennen können. Dieses Kolloquium macht nur für Studierende Sinn, die sich mit ihrer Abschlussarbeit methodisch im Spektrum der Sozialwissenschaften verorten. Trotz der breiten Öffnung für Studiengänge der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät sind Abschlussprojekte, die methodisch eher historisch, literaturwissenschaftlich oder linguistisch angelegt sind, hier nicht mit abgedeckt. Bitte gehen Sie stattdessen in die entsprechenden Kolloquien der fachlich einschlägigen Kolleg*innen.

Leistungsnachweise: Mündliche Vorstellung der eigenen Überlegungen zur Abschlussarbeit, regelmäßige aktive Teilnahme, Einreichung eines schriftlichen Exposés. Länge abhängig von den zu erreichenden ECTS Punkten. Das Exposé bildet die Grundlage für die Benotung.

Sprache: Deutsch

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): Kulturwissenschaften: Einführung // Vergleichende Sozialwissenschaften: Einführung

BA Kuwi: 6 ECTS | BA CuSo: 6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 05.06.-17.07.2024 Mi, 9:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Ort: GD 311

This seminar offers an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies from anthropological and sociological perspectives. Starting from the historical and cultural transformation of sexual identities and sexual politics, we examine their development in the context of European imperial and nation-state-centered modernities. We also address the emergence of social movements focused on non-normative sexual and gender identities, and the deconstruction of gender-binarisms and sexuality in the context of queer academic critiques. Intersectional perspectives relating to the intersection of sexuality and gender with hierarchies of class, ‘race’ and ethnicity will be relevant throughout, and situated both historically as well as geopolitically.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung: Presence: Students are requested to attend to classes in order to get graded. More than one absence will automatically lower your final grade after your point total is calculated, unless you can document that all the absences are related to an illness and/or official university event. For each additional absence your final grade will be lowered by 1/3 (a B becomes a B-, etc.). Late arrival and early departure will not be tolerated. Policy on Academic Integrity. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. Your writing must be your own work. If you plagiarize egregiously on an assignment, you will fail the course. Simple rule of thumb: "If you use words or ideas that are not your own you must cite your sources. Otherwise you will be guilty of plagiarism."

Leistungsnachweise: Response Papers: You will submit five one-page response papers (400-500 words each) for different sessions, answering the questions listed in the syllabus for the respective mandatory readings. You need to submit these papers by a Friday noon deadline BEFORE the respective session in which we discuss the readings. Students aiming for 6 ECTS credits thus need to submit five times with 5 pages in total. Students aiming for 9 ECTS need to fulfill the requirements for 6 ECTS, plus take the final written exam in the last week of classes (90 minutes, last half of the final session, hand-written). Let the instructor know well ahead of time if you have any special needs regarding the written exam (i.e. dyslexia). For 6 ECTS: Response papers (5): 60 % / Participation/Engagement: 40 % | For 9 ECTS: Response papers (5): 40 % / Final written exam: 30% / Participation & Engagement: 30 %

Sprache: Englisch

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus

3/6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 10.04.2024 Mi, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Ort: GD 302

The seminar welcome students interested in the scientific study of conspiracy theories, and the historical and contemporary instances where conspiracy theories were articulated through racial characterizations. The seminar is structured to cover four arenas and major themes in the study of conspiracy theories: a) conceptual and theoretical approaches to conspiracy theories; b)a brief historical account of conspiracy theories; c)conspiracy theories and antisemitism, and d)conspiracy theories on the great replacement.

Literatur: Popper, K. R. (2011). The open society and its enemies. Routledge Classics. Cassam, Q. (2019). Conspiracy Theories. Polity press. Butter, M. (2020). The Nature of Conspiracy Theories. Polity press. Butter, M., & Knight, P. (2018). The history of conspiracy theory research: A review and commentary. In J. E. Uscinski (Ed.), Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe them (pp. 33–46). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0002 Robertson, D. G., Asprem, E., & Dyrendal, A. (2018). Introducing the Field: Conspiracy Theory in, about, and as Religion. In A. Dyrendal, D. G. Robertson, & E. Asprem (Eds.),Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion (pp. 1–20). Brill. Soyer, F. (2019). Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories in the Early Modern Iberian World. Brill. Soyer, F. (2016). The recycling of an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory into an anti-Morisco one in Early Modern Spain: the myth of El Vengador, the serial-killer doctor. EHumanista/Conversos. Journal of Iberian Studies, 4, 233–255. Cohn, N. (1996). Warrant for Genocide. The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Serif. de Michelis, C. (2004). The Non-Existent Manuscript, A study of the Protocols of the Sages of Zion. University of Nebraska Press. Carr, M. (2006). You are now entering Eurabia. Race & Class, 48(1), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306396806066636 Zia-Ebrahimi, R. (2018). When the Elders of Zion relocated to Eurabia: Conspiratorial racialization in antisemitism and Islamophobia. Patterns of Prejudice, 52(4), 314–337. https://doi.org/10.1080/0031322X.2018.1493876 Feola, M. (2020). “You Will Not Replace Us”: The Melancholic Nationalism of Whiteness: Https://Doi.Org/10.1177/0090591720972745. Bracke, S., & Hernandez Aguilar, L. M. (2023.). The Politics of Replacement: Demographic Fears, Conspiracy Theories, and Race Wars (S. Bracke & L. M. Hernandez Aguilar, Eds.). Routledge.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Each session is structured around one or two compulsory readings. Before each session students are required to read the mandatory texts and write a half page reflection on the texts, The reflections will serve to organize discussions in class. There are additional readings for each session, these are not mandatory, but can serve to further interrogate issues of the session, and as additional readings for the final essay. Furthermore, during the seminar, students will present the topic of the session, followed by a group discussion. The presentations should comprise groups of 1, 2 or 3 students (depending on group size) addressing and engaging with all of the texts of the session, everyone in the presenting team should prepare and present the main ideas of the texts, while critically engaging with the content.

Leistungsnachweise: 3 ECTS: regelmäßige aktive Mitarbeit, Übernahme eines Referats. / 6 ECTS: wie für 3, zusätzlich Hausarbeit von 12 Seiten Gesamtumfang. / 9 ECTS: wie für 3 zusätzlich Hausarbeit von 25 Seiten

Sprache: Englisch

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Gender Studies und Queer Theory

6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 09.04.2024 Di, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Ort: GD 302

The BA Seminar History of feminist thought welcomes students interested in learning on core social scientific strands of theories of women’s and gender studies by exploring and analyzing key texts of feminist knowledge production ranging from liberal feminism, Marxist feminism, black feminism, postcolonial and decolonial feminism as well as post secular and ecofeminism. The seminar is designed to provide and discuss knowledge of social movement research (feminist movement) and of gender studies’ connectivity with humanistic, cultural and social scientific as well as economic disciplines.

Literatur: de Gouges, Olympe (1791): The Declaration of the Rights of Women, in: John Cole (2011): Between the Queen and the Cabby, Montreal & Kingston [u.a.]: McGill-Queen’s University Press, p.28-41. Wollstonecraft, Mary (1792): Vindication of the Rights of Women, in: Tomaselli, Sylvana (ed.) (1995): A Vindication of the Rights of Men and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 79-125. Zetkin, Clara (1896). Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious, Speech at the Party Congress of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Gotha, October 16th, Berlin. Goldman, Emma (1910). The Traffic in Women, in: ibid., Anarchism and Other Essays, 72-78. De Beauvoir, Simone (1949). Introduction, in: ibid., The Second Sex, Lorde, Audre (1984). “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”, in: ibid., Sister Outsider, Los Angeles, 114-123. Hill Collins, Patricia (1989). “Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection, Memphis, 1-28. Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (2003). Under Western Eyes Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles, in: ibid., Feminism Without Borders. Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity, Durham, 221-251. Anzaldua, Gloria (1987). Borderlands. La Frontera. The New Mestiza, San Francisco, 23-45. Mahmood, Saba (2006). Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation, in: Public Culture, 18:2, 323-347. Shiva, Vandana/Mies, Maria ([1993] 2014). “Foreword”, “Preface” and “Introduction”, in: ibid. (eds.). Ecofeminism, London/New York. Donna Haraway (2000). “Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” in: Bell, David/Kennedy, Barbara M. (eds.). The Cybercultures Reader, London/New York, 291- 323. Harding, Sandra (1993). Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology. What is “Strong Objectivity”, in: Alcoff, Linda/Potter, Elizabeth (eds.). Feminist Epistemologies, London/New York, 49-82.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Methods: During the seminar, students will present the topic of the session, followed by a group discussion. The presentations should comprise groups of 2 or 3 students addressing and engaging with all of the texts of the session, everyone should prepare and present the main ideas of the texts, while critically engaging with the content.

Sprache: Englisch

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus // MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Kulturelle Praktiken, Wissensordnungen, ästhetische Formationen

3/6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 09.04.2024 Di, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Ort: GD 202

This seminar focuses on cultural, artistic and activist practices, forms, and mediums that emerge through various migration experiences and examines them within the broader emergent frameworks of living with and acting on troubled times, which characterize our contemporary cultural, social, and political horizons. How do people build lives after displacement? How do cultural practices of migrants open up possibilities for resilience, care, and hope, and inspire a politics of affinity? What can we learn from creative cultures that emerge through displacement experiences, if we do not subsume them within supposed ethnic, migrant, or diasporic communities or confine them to a distinct sphere of ‘migrant’ culture? In this seminar, we will explore unbounded, complex, fluid, and plural cultural spheres that are created through diverse forms of migration. We will critically address a range of concepts and debates that are significant to the study of migration, diaspora and exile including belonging, transnationalism, translocality, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, diversity, and postmigrant society as well as the key concepts of culture, place, identity, and mobility. We will discuss artistic, intellectual and more everyday forms of expression and creativity across diverse mediums such as art, film, music, performance, digital media, photography and everyday aesthetics. To do so, we will draw on participatory, artistic, activist and experimental methodological approaches to migration.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung: Readings: You are required to read the assigned articles and book chapters before classes. Readings will be provided on Moodle. Attendance and participation: You are required to attend the classes regularly and participate in class discussions by responding to the readings and providing examples. Maximum 3 unexcused absences are allowed throughout the semester. Forum discussion - Reflections on readings: Each week with assigned readings has a Forum section on Moodle with the aim of facilitating class discussion. You are required to post a short response to the readings (100-150 words) before the class: Not a summary of the readings, but rather an example, an experience, a discussion question, an idea, etc. You are also welcome to give a response to other students’ posts. The content of your posts will not be graded, but you are required to post a response to at least 5 classes.

Leistungsnachweise: Short papers (6-7 pages). You are welcome to use other mediums of knowledge production and dissemination such as art, fiction, audiovisual media, memoir, etc. For 3 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 1 short paper. For 6 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 2 short paper. For 9 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 3 short paper.

Sprache: Englisch

Module: Seminar (Präsenzveranstaltung): Kulturwissenschaften: Vertiefung // Vergleichende Sozialwissenschaften: Vertiefung

6/9 ECTS

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 09.04.2024 Di, 14:15 - 15:45 Uhr, Ort: GD 202

This course aims to explore how affects and emotions shape and are shaped by social, collective, public, and political spheres. How can we address trauma as a public feeling or loss as a collective emotion? Can depression be political? How do pain and hate bring about social closeness and distance? How can emotions and affects serve as sources for affinities, counter-publics, and political engagement? How can we conceive radical care and affective hope as political sources to deal with the pressing troubles of our time? In this course, we will address these questions and many others that open up new ways of contextualizing and researching both our emotional and affective experiences and our collective, public, and political worlds. We will largely draw on feminist and queer studies of affect, emotion and feeling, as well as sociology and anthropology of emotions, cultural studies, and media studies. We will engage with the theoretical debates on collective emotions, public feelings and political affect, and focus on particular affective states such as loss, trauma, depression, pain, hate, anger, uncertainty, anxiety, hope and hopelessness. Furthermore, we will discuss examples of artistic and literary works, popular culture, digital media spaces, and urban spaces that create, circulate and archive affects, emotions and feelings.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung: Readings: You are required to read the assigned articles and book chapters before classes. Readings will be provided on Moodle. Attendance and participation: You are required to attend the classes regularly and participate in class discussions by responding to the readings and providing examples. Maximum 3 unexcused absences are allowed throughout the semester. Forum discussion - Reflections on readings: Each week with assigned readings has a Forum section on Moodle with the aim of facilitating class discussion. You are required to post a short response to the readings (100-150 words) before the class: Not a summary of the readings, but rather an example, an experience, a discussion question, an idea, etc. You are also welcome to give a response to other students’ posts. The content of your posts will not be graded, but you are required to post a response to at least 5 classes.

Leistungsnachweise: Essays (3-4 pages). You are welcome to use other mediums of knowledge production and dissemination such as art, fiction, audiovisual media, memoir, etc., if you are interested. For 6 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 2 essays. / For 9 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 3 essays.

Sprache: Englisch


Kommende Lehrveranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2024/25

Module: KUL|BAC|CSS|2020|-WM3; KUL|REPO|-MÖM; KUL|REPO|-MGIII.4.; KUL|BAC|KUWI|-SOWI-V

6/9 ECTS

Dienstag, 14:15-15:45 Uhr

Raum: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.10.2024

In this seminar we will investigate the links between the cross-border movement of people and global inequalities as they are shaped by national and regional border regimes, by legacies and continuities of colonial history, and by the contemporary dynamics of neoliberal capitalism. We will thus situate migration in the context of global inequalities that have emerged and exist both between and within colonial empires and contemporary nation states.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: There will be an upper limit of 25 students allowed in this course, in order to facilitate class discussion. We will thus cap Moodle enrolment after this limit has been reached. If you are an Erasmus student who does not yet have access to Moodle, please write to the instructor at kosnick@europa-uni.de to secure your place.

Zielgruppe: BA students

Leistungsnachweis: Students need to engage in intensive reading and contribute actively to class discussions. Regular attendance is mandatory. If you miss more than three sessions without valid excuse such as a doctor's certificate, you will not pass the course. Make sure you sign the attendance sheet every time. In addition, you will submit a minimum of five one-page response papers (400-500 words each) for different sessions, answering the questions listed in the syllabus for the respective mandatory reading. You need to submit these papers by a Friday noon deadline BEFORE the respective session in which we discuss the reading. Students aiming for 6 ECTS credits thus need to submit five times with 5 pages in total. Students aiming for 9 ECTS need to fulfill the requirements for 6 ECTS, plus submit by March 10, 2025 an additional 3 papers (1 page each) for three additional sessions of the course (8 pages total).

 

Module:
KUL|MAS|SOZ|-FM; KUL|BAC|CSS|2020|-M6

BA Cuso: 3 ECTS / MA: 3/6/9 ECTS

Di, 16:15 - 17:45 Uhr

Ort: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.10.2024

In diesem Kolloquium werden wir anfangs die Entwicklung einer geeigneten Fragestellung sowie den Aufbau eines Exposés adressieren, bevor wir auch abhängig von den Bedürfnissen der Studierenden und Stand der jeweiligen Projekte über ethische und Methodenfragen sprechen. Im weiteren Verlauf stellen Studierende ihre Projekte bzw. Ideen für die Abschlussarbeit in Referaten vor, die insbesondere auf die noch offenen Fragen und Problemstellungen eingehen, die mit dem Projekt /der Idee aktuell verbunden sind. Wir besprechen und planen die genauen Inhalte der Veranstaltung in der ersten Sitzung, um bestmöglich auf die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmenden eingehen zu können. ENGLISH SPEAKING STUDENTS WELCOME - WE WILL SWITCH BETWEEN LANGUAGES. In this course, we will discuss the basics of planning empirical final thesis projects based on the needs of students that attend.

Zielgruppe: Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an MA Studierende in der Abschlussphase ihres Studiums, die bereits mindestens das Thema ihrer Abschlussarbeit benennen können. Dieses Kolloquium macht nur für Studierende Sinn, die sich mit ihrer Abschlussarbeit im Spektrum der Sozialwissenschaften verorten. Trotz der breiten Öffnung für Studiengänge der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät sind Abschlussprojekte, die beispielsweise historisch, literaturwissenschaftlich oder linguistisch angelegt sind, hier nicht mit abgedeckt. Bitte gehen Sie stattdessen in die entsprechenden Kolloquien der fachlich einschlägigen Kolleg*innen. BA CUSO Students and MA Students (particularly MASS), with a focus on those who situate their final thesis projects in the social sciences rather than history, linguistics, media studies etc.

Leistungsnachweis: 3 ECTS: regelmäßige aktive Mitarbeit, Bereitschaft zur Vorstellung des eigenen Vorhabens/der eigenen Ideen, Einreichung Exposé von 5 Seiten. / 6 ECTS: wie für 3, zusätzlich Exposé von 12 Seiten Gesamtumfang. / 9 ECTS: wie für 3, zusätzlich Exposé von 22 Seiten. Exposés sind bis zum 20. März 2025 per Email einzureichen. 3 ECTS: active regular attendance, oral presentation, draft outline of project 5 pages. 6 ECTS: as in 3, longer draft outline of 12 pages, 9 ECTS: as in 3, longer draft outline of 22 pages. You have to submit the written outline by March 20, 2025.

Module: KUL|MAS|KGMOE|-WPM-PWG; KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-MEE; KUL|MAS|MEK|-WPM-WK

3/6/9 ECTS

Mittwoch, 11:15-12:45 Uhr

Raum: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 16.10.2024

The concept of racial capitalism has been coined to describe the history of capitalism as grounded in the exploitation of and value extraction from racialized groups. In this seminar, we will not only engage with this attempt to reframe the history of capitalism as famously argued by Cedric J. Robinson, but also with more contemporary analytical uses of the concept to understand how capitalist dynamics intersect with racism, particularly in its structural dynamics. We will therefore also attempt to develop an understanding of intersectionality that goes beyond the analysis of ‘race’ and class as separate dimensions of inequality that ‘intersect’ only in the positioning of social subjects. Among our empirical case studies will be the consequences and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst environment-related desasters in the history of the United States, and the EU border regime.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Be comfortable to read and discuss in English. We can translate back and forth from German for those who occasionally need assistance. Regular attendance is a MUST.

Zielgruppe: MA students only. BA students need personal permission from the instructor to enrol.

Leistungsnachweis: 2 oral discussion inputs in class for 3 ECTS, 6 ECTS: additional paper of 10-12 pages, 9 ECTS: additional paper of 20-22 pages.

 

Module: KUL|BAC|CSS|2020|-WM3; KUL|REPO|-MÖM; KUL|REPO|-MGIII.4.; KUL|BAC|KUWI|-SOWI-V

6/9 ECTS

Dienstag, 11:15-12:45 Uhr

Ort: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.10.2024

The BA Seminar: Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Shared histories and divergent articulations is oriented toward students interested in the history and conceptualization of antisemitism and islamophobia, as two manifestations of racism, while being attentive to the gender and sexual dynamics inherent to the operations of these two phenomena. In general, the seminar takes a historical-conceptual approach to examine the overlapping and divergent manifestations of these phenomena. The seminar begins by interrogating the earlier formulations of prejudice, animosity, and violence against Jews and Muslims in Europe, to then move to contemporary articulations and academic debates on the topics. 

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Regular active participation, willingness to read English-language texts.

Lehrmethoden: Each session is structured around one or two compulsory reading. Before each session students are required to read the mandatory texts and write two critical questions on them, these should be sent one day before each session to the lecturer. The  critical questions will serve to organise discussions in class. There are additional readings for each session, these are not mandatory, but can serve to further interrogate issues of the session, and as additional readings for the final essay. Furthermore, during the seminar, students will present the topic of the session, followed by the group discussion. The presentations should address and engage with all of the texts of the session, everyone in the presenting team should prepare and present the main ideas of the texts, while critically engaging with the content.

Literatur: Judaken, J. (2021). Anti-Semitism (Historiography). Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism, 25–38. Sayyid, S. (2014). A Measure of Islamophobia. Islamophobia Studies Journal, 2(1), 10–25.

 

Module: KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-MEE

3/6/9 ECTS

Mittwoch, 11:15-12:45 Uhr

Ort: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 16.10.2024

The MA Seminar Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory delves into the critical frameworks of postcolonial and decolonial theory and thought, examining the enduring impacts of colonialism and the struggles to deconstruct colonial power structures. By critical engaging with seminal texts of Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory  the seminar explores key concepts from influential theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Walter Mignolo, Maria Lugones. and Aníbal Quijano. Students will engage with topics like orientalism, hybridity, subaltern studies, coloniality, and epistemic violence, critically analyzing how colonial legacies continue to shape contemporary cultural and political, landscapes.

Lehrmethoden: Each session is structured around one or two compulsory readings. Before each session students are required to read the mandatory texts and write a short reflection on them, these should be sent one day before each session to the lecturer. The reflections will serve to organize discussions in class. There are additional readings for each session, these are not mandatory, but can serve to further interrogate issues of the session, and as additional readings for the final essay. Furthermore, during the seminar, students will present the topic of the session, followed by a group discussion. The presentations should address and engage with all of the texts of the session.

Literatur: Said, E. W. (1978). Orientalism. Penguin Books. Hall, S. (1992). The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power. In S. Hall & B. Gieben (Eds.), Formations of Modernity(pp. 275–331). Polity press.  Mignolo, W. (2009). Coloniality: The Darker Side of Modernity. In Modernologies (pp. 39–49).  Lugones, M. (2010). Toward a Decolonial Feminism. Hypatia, 25(4), 742–759. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2010.01137.x

Leistungsnachweis: 3 ECTS: regular active participation, presentation. | 6 ECTS: as for 3, plus term paper of 12 pages in total. | 9 ECTS: as for 3, plus term paper of 25 pages.

 

 

Module: KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-GSQT; KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-KPWÄF; KUL|MAS|MES|-50

6/9 ECTS

Dienstag, 11:15-12:45 Uhr

Ort: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.10.2024

In an era increasingly described as challenging, troubling, and urgent, this seminar explores acts, discourses, and possibilities of living and acting through feminist and queer approaches. Thanks to their focus on the experiences and perspectives of marginalized groups, feminist and queer studies offer valuable insights into the ways in which individuals and communities challenge and contest oppressive power structures, normative ideologies, and social inequalities. In this seminar, we will examine feminist and queer approaches to challenging times in three main sections. Firstly, we will explore how these approaches engage and rework political affects such as vulnerability, hurt, anger, shame, fear, and despair. Secondly, we will highlight the politics of storytelling, visibility, and archiving. Thirdly, we will discuss forms of resistance, reparation, resilience, care, solidarity, and hope. In addition to various movements and other forms of activism, we will examine diverse venues of cultural and aesthetic expression that offer possibilities for resistance and repair, such as art, film, performance, memoir, multimedia, social media, and everyday creativity. In doing so, we will pay attention to the small, subtle, and often overlooked acts of everyday resistance. This seminar will also provide insights into intersectional, reflexive, and innovative approaches to research and dissemination cultivated by feminist and queer epistemologies and methodologies, such as engaged ethnography, autoethnography, and visual and digital storytelling.

Leistungsnachweis:
Readings: You are required to read the assigned articles and book chapters before classes. Readings will be provided on Moodle. Attendance and participation: You are required to attend the classes regularly and participate in class discussions by responding to the readings and providing examples. Maximum 3 unexcused absences are allowed throughout the semester. Forum discussion - Reflections on readings: Each week with assigned readings has a Forum section on Moodle with the aim of facilitating class discussion. You are required to post a short response to the readings (100-150 words) before the class: Not a summary of the readings, but rather an example, an experience, a discussion question, an idea, etc. You are also welcome to give a response to other students’ posts. The content of your posts will not be graded, but you are required to post a response to at least 5 classes. Short papers (6-7 pages) to be submitted and discussed in class (Due: 14. November; 12. December; and 30. January). You are welcome to use other mediums of knowledge production and dissemination such as art, fiction, audiovisual media, memoir, etc. For 3 ECTS:  Class participation + Forum discussion + 1 short paper. / For 6 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 2 short paper. / For 9 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 3 short paper.

 

Module: KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-GSQT; KUL|MAS|SOZ|-WPM-KPWÄF; KUL|MAS|MES|-50

3/6/9 ECTS

Dienstag, 14:15-15:45 Uhr

Ort: folgt!

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.10.2024

This seminar explores acts, discourses and possibilities of resistance through feminist and queer approaches. Thanks to their focus on experiences and perspectives of marginalized groups, feminist and queer studies offer valuable insights into the ways in which individuals and communities challenge and contest oppressive power structures, normative ideologies, and social inequalities. In this seminar, we will examine feminist and queer repertoires of resistance in three main sections. Firstly, we will explore political affects such as vulnerability, hurt, anger, shame, fear and despair. Secondly, we will highlight politics of storytelling, visibility, and archive. Thirdly, we will discuss affective companions of resistance such as repair, resilience, care, solidarity, and hope. In addition to various movements and other forms of activisms, we will examine diverse venues of cultural and aesthetic expression that offer possibilities for resistance and repair such as art, film, performance, memoir, multimedia, social media, and everyday creativity. In doing so, we will pay attention to the small, subtle, and often overlooked acts of everyday resistance. In this seminar, we will also gain insight into intersectional, reflexive and innovative approaches to research and dissemination that are cultivated by feminist and queer epistemologies and methodologies such as engaged ethnography, autoethnography, and visual and digital storytelling.

Leistungsnachweis: Readings: You are required to read the assigned articles and book chapters before classes. Readings will be provided on Moodle. Attendance and participation: You are required to attend the classes regularly and participate in class discussions by responding to the readings and providing examples. Maximum 3 unexcused absences are allowed throughout the semester. Forum discussion - Reflections on readings: Each week with assigned readings has a Forum section on Moodle with the aim of facilitating class discussion. You are required to post a short response to the readings (100-150 words) before the class: Not a summary of the readings, but rather an example, an experience, a discussion question, an idea, etc. You are also welcome to give a response to other students’ posts. The content of your posts will not be graded, but you are required to post a response to at least 5 classes. Short papers (6-7 pages) to be submitted and discussed in class (Due: 14. November; 12. December; and 30. January). You are welcome to use other mediums of knowledge production and dissemination such as art, fiction, audiovisual media, memoir, etc. For 3 ECTS:  Class participation + Forum discussion + 1 short paper. / For 6 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 2 short paper. / For 9 ECTS: Class participation + Forum discussion + 3 short paper.

 

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Hinweise zu Seminararbeiten

Hier finden Sie die formalen Anforderungen für die schriftlichen Abgaben an der Professur von Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick.

Die Eigenständigkeitserklärung bitte unbedingt jeder schriftlichen Arbeit beifügen!

Hier finden Sie Empfehlungen und formale Richtlinien für die Abgaben an der Professur von Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick.

Die großen Fragen zu Abschlussarbeiten an der Professur von Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick.

Hier erhalten Sie einen Leitfaden für ein Exposé für Abschlussarbeiten (empirische qualitative Forschung, Beispiel aus der Kulturanthropologie Goethe Uni Frankfurt).