With the example practice-as-network often abridged as role-playing games, this course introduces students to a (trans-) cultural studies approach of practices, actors and processes.Continue reading “Actors, Processes, and Networks: Studying (Sub-) Cultural Practices”
This course aims to develop the academic skills of students specializing in the humanities, and assist them in furthering their participation in research with an international audience. It will focus on reading, writing and discussion/ presentation in English.
This course introduces students to bioethics as an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into ethical, legal, and social implications of life sciences and health care.Continue reading “An Introduction to Bioethics”
Teacher: Björn-Ole KAMM
Course Code: JK06001
This course introduces useful and essential skills of academic research to new students in the Joint Degree in Transcultural Studies program.Continue reading “Basic Research Skills (Tutorium)”
This Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English.Continue reading “Book Reading and Discussion on Japanese Thoughts and Culture: Japanese Traditional Drama, Two Plays by Chikamatsu Monzaemon”
In this graduate seminar, we will read various queer theories and writings of queer cinema from the 1990s to present.
This course engages major debates in feminist and queer film theory and criticism.Continue reading “Cinematic Imaginations: Feminist and Queer Film Criticism”
With the spread of manga and anime around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term ‘otaku’ to identify fans of such media. This course questions , however, the naturalization of ‘otaku’ by examining the historical contingency of the term.Continue reading “Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan: A Labelling Approach”
The focus of this interactive seminar lies on theoretical concepts and analytical techniques useful to study transcultural phenomena such as nation-branding from a perspective of cultural ordering and power relations.Continue reading “Decisions, Orderings, and the Nation: Japan at Play”