Min. Repr. in Arts, Culture and Media I

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LHF049B05
Vaknaam Min. Repr. in Arts, Culture and Media I
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Minority Representations in Arts, Culture and Media I
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

1.Set up and participate in an effective short-term collaboration with peers in order to deliver
a specified task before a set deadline. (4.2)

2.Formulate advice for those working in the arts, media and entertainment industry in which
problems with issues of minority representation are discerned and solutions offered (5.2)

3.Write, for a lay audience, a well-formulated assessment of issues of minority representation
in arts, culture and media, synthesising information from a variety
of sources (4.1)

4.Write a medium-length essay that meets the relevant academic standards, and that conveys
its message lucidly (4.1, 4.3)

5.Explain how narrative representations of minorities relate to larger socio-political
contexts. (1.2)

6.Interpret narrative representations of minorities in arts, culture and media using
terminology and concepts from the academic study of narrative (1.5)

7.Discuss the social and artistic dynamics surrounding (narrative) representations of
minorities in arts, culture and media (3.2)
Omschrijving Many linguistic and ethnic minorities find themselves in a disadvantaged social position. This
disadvantaged social position is often mirrored in the arts, culture and media of societies in which the
dominant culture leaves little room for the genuine expression of alternative languages and ways of life.
When minorities do appear in a television pr
ogramme, literary work or sports report in the media, they
will regularly be framed in stereotypical ways, find their identities misrepresented and have difficulties
to be heard on their own terms. At the same time, arts, culture and media have often been
used as tools
for emancipatory projects, t0
‘set the record straight’ about what life as a minority really is like and to let the voices of
marginalised communities be heard.
In Minority Representations in Arts, Culture and Media I, we looked at how arts,
culture and media
relate to society. In this course, we do so as well, but will focus on narrative arts: what stories do
films, books, theatre plays, songs, etc. tell about the position of minorities in society? And do these
stories merely mirror society a
s it is, including structures of power and dominance, thus leaving as
little room for minority identities as society itself? Or do they serve as a space for resistance, from
where artists can intervene in society and attempt to create a better understandin
g and bring about
justice? And what is the role of the artist, as a link between the artwork, the artistic field of practice
and society at large?
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator dr. S.J. Moenandar, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. S.J. Moenandar, PhD. ,dr. B. van Leuveren
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The readings, mostly journal articles and book chapters, for this course are specified in the syllabus. These are accessible via the University Library or else will be provided.
Opmerkingen Dit vak vervangt Min. Repr. in Arts and Literature I LHF046B05.

Progress is open van 17 juni tot en met 5 juli. De (eventuele) werkgroep intekening in Nestor is open van 14 augustus 07.00 uur t/m 28 augustus 23.59 uur. De faculteit behoudt zich het recht voor wijzigingen aan te brengen in het vakaanbod, het aantal groepen en de roostering.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students - semester I a verplicht
Ba Europese talen en culturen  ( Keuzevak) 2 semester I a keuzegroep
Ba Minorities & Multilingualism 2 semester I a verplicht