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EURO202 The Culture of the European City

The study of twentieth-century literary and film texts in the context of contemporary urban Europe, with particular reference to Paris, Prague, Berlin, Madrid, St. Petersburg and Bucharest.

Will your career in cultural studies, media, international law, education, global commerce, international languages, literary studies or history involve Europe and its many cultures or even take you to study there? EURO 202 The Culture of the European City opens the way to an understanding of the complexity of selected European-city cultures within their varied social, political and historical contexts.

Paper title The Culture of the European City
Paper code EURO202
Subject European Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
Two 100-level ENGL, FREN, GERM, PORT or SPAN papers (excluding ENGL 126)
Restriction
EURO 302, COML 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for all students with an interest in major European cities and their literary, intellectual, visual art and screen cultures. All material is taught in English.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Simon Ryan (Languages and Cultures)
Contributing Lecturers (these will vary from time to time): Dr Constantin Grigorut (French), Dr Rogelio Guedea (Spanish), Dr Cecilia Novero (German) and other guest lecturers
Paper Structure
The paper is organised in two- or three-week modules. Each module presents for understanding and analysis examples from the literary, intellectual or screen culture of a different European city. Paris, Berlin, St Petersburg or Moscow, Prague, Bucharest, Rome, Madrid or Barcelona have all featured in recent semesters. Framing lectures assists students to understand the connections between cultural productions from different modules and different epochs.
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered through two 1-hour lectures per week and a weekly workshop or tutorial.
Textbooks
The Course Reader and other supporting materials are available online in Blackboard.
Course outline
View the course outline for EURO 202
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Through participation in lectures, workshops, readings and assignments students will gain:
  • A capacity to relate examples of European urban literary, intellectual or screen culture to changes occurring in European social, political and cultural life since the late 19th century
  • An understanding of the role of literary, film or other discourse in the ongoing construction of notions of "Europe" and "Europeanness"
  • Competence in demonstrating an understanding of the contribution of selected examples of European urban culture to the international reception of ideas about Europe's cultural heritage
  • An ability to discern and articulate some of the key formal and aesthetic practices operative in selected examples of European urban literary, intellectual or screen culture in relation to critical perspectives from literary or film theory and cultural analysis

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22

The study of twentieth-century literary and film texts in the context of contemporary urban Europe, with particular reference to Paris, Prague, Berlin, Madrid, St. Petersburg and Bucharest.

Will your career in cultural studies, media, international law, education, global commerce, international languages, literary studies or history involve Europe and its many cultures or even take you to study there? EURO 202 The Culture of the European City opens the way to an understanding of the complexity of selected European-city cultures within their varied social, political and historical contexts.

Paper title The Culture of the European City
Paper code EURO202
Subject European Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
Two 100-level ENGL, FREN, GERM, PORT or SPAN papers (excluding ENGL 126)
Restriction
EURO 302, COML 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for all students with an interest in major European cities and their literary, intellectual, visual art and screen cultures. All material is taught in English.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Simon Ryan with contributing guest lecturers.:
Paper Structure
The paper is organised in two- or three-week modules. Each module presents for understanding and analysis examples from the literary, intellectual or screen culture of a different European city. Paris, Berlin, St Petersburg or Moscow, Prague, Bucharest, Rome, Madrid or Barcelona have all featured in recent semesters. Framing lectures assists students to understand the connections between cultural productions from different modules and different epochs.
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered through two 1-hour lectures per week and a weekly workshop or tutorial.
Textbooks
The Course Reader and other supporting materials are available online in Blackboard.
Course outline
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Through participation in lectures, workshops, readings and assignments students will gain:
  • A capacity to relate examples of European urban literary, intellectual or screen culture to changes occurring in European social, political and cultural life since the late 19th century
  • An understanding of the role of literary, film or other discourse in the ongoing construction of notions of "Europe" and "Europeanness"
  • Competence in demonstrating an understanding of the contribution of selected examples of European urban culture to the international reception of ideas about Europe's cultural heritage
  • An ability to discern and articulate some of the key formal and aesthetic practices operative in selected examples of European urban literary, intellectual or screen culture in relation to critical perspectives from literary or film theory and cultural analysis

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-12, 15-16, 18-22