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  • HIST4310/HIST7710HistoryandCulturalStudies201314(6credithours)

    TinaChen DavidChurchill346UniversityCollege 350UniversityCollegephone:4749149 phone:4746828email:tina.chen@umanitoba.ca email:david.churchill@umanitoba.caOfficeHours(orbyappointment) OfficeHours(orbyappointment)Monday1:002:15pm(400F.A.) Thursday10:00am12:00pm350U.C.Tuesday10:0011:30am(346U.C.)CourseDescriptionThisseminarisahistoriographicinquiryintothefieldsofculturalhistoryandhistoricalculturalstudies.Assuchitwillexamineanumberoftheoreticalapproachesanddebatesthathaveinformedthesocalledculturalturnamongsthistorians.Ofparticularimportancewillbesocialandcriticaltheory;therelationshipbetweencultureandhistoricalmaterialism;raceandracialization;sexualityandgender;conceptionsofmodernity;colonialismandimperialism,amongothers.Studentswillbeexpectedtoworkthroughparticulartheoristsandschoolsofthought,aswellasrelatethesetohistoricalscholarshipinformedbydiverseapproaches.EvaluationandCourseAssignmentsSeminarparticipation:35%

    Allstudentsareexpectedtobeactiveparticipantsintheseminar.Thisrequires:attendingclass;completingthereadingsforeachclass;andbeingpreparedtodiscussthereadingswithclassmatesduringseminar.Studentswillalsoberequiredtoleadseminaratleastonceperterm.Thismayinclude:(a)providingthebiographicalbackgroundandhistoricalcontextualizationofthewritingsofthetheorist(s)wearediscussing;(b)introductorycommentsonthereadings.Detailswillbeprovidedinclass.

    WrittenAssignments(2perterm)FallTerm:

    Assignment1:15%offinalgradeSelectamonographbyahistorianwhoseworkisinformedbyaparticulartheorist.Inapaperofapproximately68pages,criticallydiscusshowthehistorianusestheparticulartheoreticalconcepts,whataspectsofthetheoristsworkthehistorianemphasizes,towhatextentthetheoreticalframeworkfurtheredthehistoricalanalysispresentedinthemonograph.Themonographmustbeapprovedbytheinstructors.

  • StudentsenrolledinHIST7710willexpandtheparametersoftheaboveassignmentbyselectingatleastoneadditionalarticlebyanotherhistorianusingthesametheorist.StudentsenrolledinHIST7710areexpectedtoaddacriticalcomparativeassessmentofhowthetheoristisusedbydifferenthistorians.Thesepapersshouldbe810pages.DueDate:October30,2013Assignment2:15%offinalgradeHIST4310:Minireviewofaparticularculturaltheoristorculturalhistorian.Thereviewwillexplainthemainideasofthetheorist,historicizetheideas,anddiscusstheimpactofthetheoristinthefieldsofculturalstudiesandhistory.Ifstudentschoose,thesereviewswillbecompiledtoproduceaCulturalTheorymagazine.HIST7710:Inconsultationwiththeinstructors,graduatestudentswillpreparethetheoreticaloranalyticsegmentofaproposalinwhichthehistoricalproblem,theoreticalframework,andpotentialimpactoftheresearchisclearlyoutlined.DueDate:December4,2013

    WinterTerm

    Assignment3:15%offinalgradeCulturalanalysisofaspecificeventoraspectofvisualpopularculture.Thepaperwillbeapproximately68pagesforstudentsenrolledinHIST4310and810pagesforstudentsenrolledinHIST7710.Studentsareexpectedtoapplyrelevanttheoreticalconceptstospecifichistoricalcasesandsources.Topicandsourcesmustbeapprovedbytheinstructors.DueDate:February5,2014Assignment4:20%offinalgradeFinaltermpaper(1215pagesforstudentsenrolledinHIST4310;1418pagesforstudentsenrolledinHIST7710).StudentswillexaminetherelationshipbetweenaparticulartheoristandhowithasbeentakenupinHistoryandCulturalStudies.Forinstance,studentsmightexaminethewritingsofAdornoonmusicanddiscusshowtheseideasarecurrentlyused/debatedinthefield;orstudentsmightfocusonFoucaultandhowhehasshapedhistoriographyonincarcerationandprisonlife.Topicstobeapprovedbythecourseinstructors.DueDate:April2,2014

    PolicyonLateAssignmentsLateassignmentswillnotbeacceptedwithoutpriorapprovalofDrs.ChenorChurchill.Forassignmentsthataremorethan1weeklate,studentswillnotreceivewrittenfeedbackontheassignments,andtheyalsoarenoteligibletosubmitpapersreworkedonthebasisofcomments.

  • StatementonAcademicDishonestyStudentsshouldacquaintthemselveswiththeUniversityspolicyonplagiarism,cheating,andotherformsofacademicdishonestyintheGeneralAcademicRegulationsintheonlineAcademicCalendarandCatalogandtheFacultyofArtsregulation(http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/student/student_responsibilities.html)whichreads:ThecommonpenaltyinArtsforplagiarismonawrittenassignmentisagradeofFonthepaperandafinalgradeofF(DISC)(forDisciplinaryAction)forthecourse.Forthemostseriousactsofplagiarism,suchaspurchaseofanessayandrepeatviolations,thispenaltycanalsoincludesuspensionforaperiodofuptofive(5)yearsfromregistrationincoursestaughtinaparticulardepartment/programinArtsorfromallcoursestaughtinthisFaculty.TheFacultyalsoreservestherighttosubmitstudentworkthatissuspectedofbeingplagiarizedtoInternetsitesdesignedtodetectplagiarismortootherexpertsforauthentication.ThecommonpenaltyinArtsforacademicdishonestyonatestorexaminationisFforthepaper,F(DISC)forthecourse,andaoneyearsuspensionfromcoursesacceptableforcredittheFaculty.Formoreseriousactsofacademicdishonestyonatestorexamination,suchasrepeatviolations,thispenaltycanalsoincludesuspensionforaperiodofuptofiveyearsfromregistrationincoursestaughtinaparticulardepartmentorprograminArtsorfromallcoursestaughtinoracceptedforcreditbythisFaculty.Computers,CellularPhones,Tabletsetc.Studentswillonlybeallowedtousecomputersorotherelectronicdevicesfortakingnotes.Allphonesmustbeturnedofforplacedonvibrate.Texting,instantmessaging,surfingtheweb,arenotappropriateinclass.Studentsengaginginanyoftheseactivitieswillbeaskedtoleave.CitationsandFormatAllassignmentsshouldbeprinteddoublespacedandin12pointfontsize.Studentsshouldusehumanitiescitationstylewithfootnotes.ForaguidetopropercitationconsultKateTurabian,AManualforWritersofTermPapers,ThesesandDissertations.AcopyofthismanualcanbefoundinthereferenceroomattheElizabethDafoeLibrary(LB2369T81987);orconsulttheChicagoManualofStyleOnline.http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.htmlEvaluativefeedbackwillbeprovidedbythewithdrawaldeadlinedateofMarch19,2014.GradeScaleA+85100% A8085% B+7579% B7074%C+6569% C6064% D5059% Fbelow50%

  • Studentswhowishtoappealagradegivenfortermworkmustdosowithin10workingdaysafterthegradeforthetermworkhasbeenmadeavailabletothem.UncollectedtermworkwillbecomethepropertyoftheFacultyofArtsandwillbesubjecttoconfidentialdestruction.RequiredBooksPeterBurke,WhatisCulturalHistory?(PolityPress,2008)EdwardSaid,Orientalism(VintageBooks,1979)RaymondWilliams,MarxismandLiterature(BasicConcepts)MichelFoucault,DisciplineandPunish:TheBirthofthePrison(VintageBooks,Secondedition,1995)BenedictAnderson,ImaginedCommunities:ReflectionsontheOriginsandSpreadofNationalism(Verso,2006)SusanBuckMorss,DreamworldsandCatastrophe:ThePassingofMassUtopiainEastandWest(MITPress,2002)DickHebdidge,Subculture:TheMeaningofStyle(Routlede,newedition2008)LeelaGandhi,AffectiveCommunities:AnticolonialThought,FindeSicleRadicalism,andthePoliticsofFriendship(DukeUniversityPress,2006)JasbirPuar,TerroristAssemblages:HomonationaisminQueerTimes(DukeUniversityPress,2007).CourseReadingsNote:Readingssubjecttochange.Anychangestothereadingswillbeannouncedinclass.Week1:September11 IntroductionandOverviewofCourseWeek2:September18

    PeterBurke,WhatisCulturalHistory?(PolityPress,2008)WilliamSewell,"TheConcept(s)ofCulture,"inBeyondtheCulturalTurn:NewDirectionsintheStudyofSocietyandCulture,eds.VictoriaE.BonnellandLynnHunt(Berkeley:UniversityofCaliforniaPress,1999):3561;alsoinGabrielleSpiegel(ed),PracticingHistory:NewDirectionsinHistoricalWritingaftertheLinguisticTurn(Routledge,2013)

    Week3:September25RaymondWilliams,MarxismandLiterature,SectionI(BasicConcepts),pp.1174RaymondWilliams,TheCountryandTheCity,selectedchaptersE.P.Thompson,MoralEconomyoftheEnglishCrowd,Past&Present50(1971):76136

    Week4:October2 EdwardSaid,Orientalism(VintageBooks,1979)

  • Week5:October9

    MichelFoucault,DisciplineandPunish:TheBirthofthePrison(VintageBooks,Secondedition,1995)

    Week6:October16

    RuthWilsonGilmor,GoldenGulag:Prisons,Surplus,Crisis,andOppositioninGlobalizationCalifornia(UniversityofCaliforniaPress,2007),PrologueandIntroductionCarlosAguirre,TheCriminalsofLimaandtheirWorlds:ThePrisonExperience(DukeUniversityPress,2005),IntroductionandPartI(pp.184)StevenPierceandAnupamaRao,eds.,DisciplineandtheOtherBody:Correction,Corporeality,Colonialism(DukeUP,2006),selectedchapters

    *StudentsalsoneedtofindatleastoneotherarticlebyahistorianthatisinformedbyFoucault.Theyshouldbringthistoclassandbepreparedtopresentittotheclass.Moredetailstobeprovidedinclass.

    Week7:October23

    TheodorAdorno,OntheFetishcharacterinmusicandtheRegressionofListening(1938)MaxHorkheimerTheEndofReason(1941)HerbertMarcuse,SomeSocialImplicationsofModernTechnology(1941)*ImreSzeman,TheLimitsofCulture:TheFrankfurtSchooland/forCulturalStudiesAvailableonlineat:http://www.academia.edu/2094944/The_Limits_of_Culture_The_Frankfurt_School_and_for_Cultural_Studies

    Week8:October30

    AntonioGramsci,PrisonNotebookHegemony,Intellectuals,andtheStateRaymondWilliams,MarxismandLiterature,SectionII(pp.75144)*HenriLefebvre,Introduction,Critiqueofeverydaylife:Introductiontrans.JohnMoore(Versospecialedition,2008)

    Week9:November6T.J.JacksonLears,TheConceptofCulturalHegemony:ProblemsandPossibilities,TheAmericanHistoricalReviewVol90,No.3(June1985)JamesC.Scott,DominationandtheArtsofResistance:HiddenTranscripts(YaleUniversityPress,1990),selectedchaptersFlorenciaMallon,TimeontheWheel:CyclesofRevisionismandtheNewCulturalHistory,TheHispanicAmericanHistoricalReview79.2(May1999):331353.

  • Week10:November13BenedictAnderson,ImaginedCommunities:ReflectionsontheOriginsandSpreadofNationalism(Verso,2006)

    Week11:November20ClaudioLomnitz,DeepMexico,SilentMexico:AnAnthropologyofNationalism(Minneapolis:UniversityofMinnesotaPress,2001),chapters13(pp.380)RebeccaKarl,StagingtheWorld:ChineseNationalismattheTurnoftheTwentiethCentury(DukeUniversityPress,2002),Part1(pp.352)

    Week12:November27

    WalterBenjamin,ArtintheAgeofMechanicalReproduction(1936);Paris:Capita