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 = final examination topics: MA, American: American Studies Theories, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture = final examination topics: MA, American: American Studies Theories, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture
  
- +# Keywords of early American culture: covenant ideas of Puritanism, Antinomianism, religious dissent, evangelical democracy. 
-# Reinterpreting the “sacred texts” of America (The Declaration of Independence, The Declaration of Sentiments; the speeches of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, John Wannuaucon Quinney, Chief Red Jacket, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, etc.) +# Keywords of modern American culture: American exceptionalism, the myth of individualism, the feminine mystique. 
-Nature and nation: “Old” and “New Americanist” ideas of the land and the mission +# Reinterpreting the “sacred texts” of America (The Declaration of Independence, The Declaration of Sentiments; the speeches of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, John Wannuaucon Quinney, Chief Red Jacket, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, etc.). 
-# The intellectual history of women: discussing Puritan subversion, separate spheres, womens history, citizenshipand the gender of individualism+Manifest destiny and manifest domesticity. 
 +# The American dream. 
 +# Class in American society. 
 +# The intellectual history of women: Puritan subversion, separate spheres, women's history, female relations in the 19th century, the gender of individualism
 +# Paradigms and paradigm changes in American Studies.
 # The “pictorial turn” # The “pictorial turn”
 # Visual culture versus art history # Visual culture versus art history
-# The social construction of the visual and the visual construction of the social in American culture +# The social construction of the visual and the visual construction of the social in American culture  
-Gender and visual representation (empowerment and disempowerment of vision) +Race, gender and visual representation (empowerment and disempowerment of vision) 
-Race and visual representation (empowerment and disempowerment of vision) +Elite/popular culture vs. mass culture theories 
-US women religious leaders and their impact +# Representation of race and gender in popular culture and mass media 
-# Racial tokenism in the visual artstelevision and film +Major tropes, genres, and media in American popular culture (Frontier and the Western; romance and the romantic comedy; sitcomssuburbs, family and domesticity; the fantastic and utopia/dystopia; social media, culture and identity construction; choose one for detailed analysis) 
-# Black market commodities and their necessity in American commerce +
-# The “American Dream” vs. American socio-reality +
-# Major religions that are still recognized as cults +
-# Women’s depection in mass media and and its role in female emancipation. +
-# Marginilization of American women in religious movements+
  
 == recommended readings == recommended readings
studies/graduation/final_examination/topics/ma-american/culture.txt · Last modified: 2021-12-02 by Vera Benczik