Teaching Cultural Studies Internationally: Regional Challenges and Chances

By Holger Briel.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This presentation will discuss the teaching of Cultural Studies (CS) within hte remit of Humanities internationally. It begins with a brief overview of CS in international institutions and then investigates the lack of theoretical underpinnings for such CS internationally. While there are a few reports regarding teaching CS abroad, not many countries are covered and much information is anecdotal and undertheorized. But important questions remain: How do CS change when introduced to an indigenous academic environment? Are CS really conceived for a non-Western application? And, if yes, how do CS change themselves when extrapolated from a Western environment? The presentation then goes on to give three examples from teaching CS in Greece, in India and Macedonia and then draws theoretical conclusions about teaching CS on an international level, taking suggestions from feminism as a possible model.

Keywords: International Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory, Pedagogy, Europe, Asia, University Teaching, Pedagogy

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 9, pp.63-70. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.126MB).

Dr. Holger Briel

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Department of Communication, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a dissertation on the aesthetic theories of Adorno and Derrida. My most recent publication is the edited Glocal Media and the Balkans (2008). Earlier books include German Culture and Society: A Glossary (2002) and Adorno und Derrida, oder wo liegt das Ende der Moderne? (1993). Other publications of mine are centered on German and English Arts and Literature, (Trans-)Cultural Studies, New Media, Manga and Anime. My research interests include Inter-cultural Studies, Broadcast Media in the Digital Age, Visual Media and the Sociology of the Digital World. Presently, I teach Media and Communication Studies at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus and the Indian Institute of Learning and Management, New Delhi.

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