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CRT5830 - Popular Culture and Ethics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover


Not offered in 2007


As for CLS4835


On successful completion of the course, students should be familiar with a model of ethics derived from M M Bakhtin's Philosophy of the Act, in the context of supplementary theoretical texts of poststructuralism (Levinas, Nancy, Badiou). With this model of ethics as a tool, students will be able to critique a variety of popular culture texts as well as Modernist and postmodern theoretical approaches to popular culture. In addition, fifth year students will draw on the Modernist manifestoes of art (Tolstoy, Benjamin, Heidegger, Adorno) to construct a model of popular culture ethics. Through one of the assessment options, students will acquire skills in writing a publishable research paper.


Class paper (1,500 words): 20%;
Research paper (prepares for publication) (8,000 words): 80%;
or Two Essays (4,000 words each): 80%

Contact hours

One three-hour seminar per week


CLS4835, CRT4835