ENG79: What is Cultural Studies?

nkashya1@swarthmore.edu / 02.14.19

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Goals

  • A few resources
  • A few tools
  • My email address

(because what is not cultural studies!)

Cultural Studies Research is multi-dimensional, but not infinite. How to tease out what is relevant from what is merely related?

A Few Tips

Close Reading of Media Artifacts

  • conventional exemplary works
  • identifying trends or otherwise thinking of aggregates
  • identifying the scene, thinking spatially/temporally
  • RESOURCES: newspapers, popular press & websites, WayBack Machine

Other Fields

  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • political science
  • economics
  • performing arts
  • you tell me!

The Resources

Synthesizing & Engaging

What other tools have you Heard of?

Thanks!

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