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    Roundtable: cultural studies and modern languages today

    Looseley, D. and Corner, J. and Duncan, D. and Storey, J. and Balibrea, Mari Paz and Kumaraswami, P. and Cooke, P. (2011) Roundtable: cultural studies and modern languages today. In: Cultural studies in a modern languages context, November 4th 2011, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Leeds University. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    About this workshop: The project of defining Cultural Studies in a Modern Languages context derives from a specific institutional moment at Leeds (also mentioned by Diana Holmes in her introduction). CS at Leeds developed in the early 1980s when academics interested in a CS approach – including Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman and Janet Wolff – set up a Centre for CS, which also involved other local institutions. The Centre had seminars and workshops, an MA and doctoral students. The MA included a course on cultural theory which reflected the intellectual underpinning of the centre itself: the British school (Williams, Hoggart, Hall) and the continentals (Barthes, Gramsci, Althusser, Lacan, French feminism). The conceptual trinity of the Centre was class-race-gender, and it conceived itself in oppositional terms as challenging dominant culture. It was also intended as a means to facilitate interdisciplinary work in a highly departmentalized institutional structure.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Research Centre: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 09:51
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10170

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