ENG79: What is Cultural Studies?

nkashya1@swarthmore.edu / 11.2.16


  • A few resources
  • A few tools
  • A hearty encouragement to set up a consultation

(because what is not cultural studies!)

Cultural Studies Research is multi-dimensional, but not infinite. The trick: identifying what is merely related to what is relevant

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


General Reference

Synthesizing & Engaging

What other tools have you been thinking of?


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