Welcome to our blog hosted by the staff and students of the chair of Cultural Studies within the English Department at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany.
With this blog we intended to share our critical insights on the cultural space and its varied pop-cultural phenomena. These reflect our research interests and scholarly outputs as well as the findings and projects of our students. Like cultural studies itself, the blog will touch on a variety of concepts and include topics ranging from questions of identity to popular culture.
The various sections of this blog are:
Here we survey a current debate surrounding an event with a global political and/or (pop)cultural impact.
Humour offers varied insights into a culture and often has been seen as a mirror of it. Here we try to illuminate humoristic and comic events, faux pas, failures, etc.
Here we follow up recent discussion of long-term debates such as Brexit, Covid-19, (the role of) Social Media, Political Correctness, Conspiracy Theory, etc.
In this section we discuss topics and findings suggested by our students in class, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or that caught our attention in social media.
A series of zoom meetings organised by the Cultural Studies team. It originally began in order to promote a discussion of “culture” between students and teachers in an informal setting during the Covid-19 Lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 and has continued since. This section shares some of its scholarly merits in blog-form.
Here we would like to share (in irregular intervals) a summary of a BA or MA thesis that we found to be most topical – along with a short profile of the author.
See blog posts on all topics.