ENGL 250V Cultural Studies
If cultural studies is the examination of cultural production, as a crucial epistemological site for making meaning and construing value in society, then it is imperative to investigate the various models of understanding literature and culture and the multiple conditions in which cultural products are produced. Additionally, we will consider the intersections of cultural studies with other fields, such as nationalism, imperialism, labor studies, critical race studies, and popular culture. We will be reading scholarship in and about cultural studies alongside keyword entries from Williams and from Burgett and Hendler. Students will be strongly encouraged to develop research projects based on their own interests.