Cultural Studies @ JMU is dedicated to exploring culture in terms of material, symbolic, and aesthetic practices as well as media technologies. The key question asked by cultural studies is how such practices and technologies express, constitute or transform power relations.
At JMU, we are particularly interested in the following issues and concepts:
- Intersections between cultural studies and LINGUISTICS ('languaging'; articulation; the cultural significance of 'voice')
- Intersections between cultural studies and GLOBALIZATION studies (practices of local, national and global 'worldmaking'; 'terrains of consciousness')
- Intersections between cultural studies and the critical study of DIGITIZATION/DIGITALIZATION (technologies and practices of 'networking')
- Intersections between cultural studies and (popular) MUSIC studies or SOUND studies
- Intersections between cultural studies and the ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES
Each semester the Cultural Studies Colloquium (CSC) takes on a different topic in a collaboratively taught discussion- and research-based format for advanced students. The Colloquium concludes with a CSC Study Day that brings together early-stage cultural studies scholar at the JMU into dialogue with established scholars and international colleagues.
If you are interested in participating in the Cultural Studies Colloquium as a student or otherwise collaborating with Cultural Studies @ JMU, please contact Prof. Dr. Zeno Ackermann (British Cultural Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org) & Prof. Dr. MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (American Cultural Studies, email@example.com).
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