City Culture
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWB301
Credits (ECTS)5
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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dr. L. Munteán
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Academic year2020
PER 2  (02/11/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
By the end of the course it is expected that students will be able to:
  • comprehend and critically reflect on the complex interaction between ideology, urban space and city culture;
  • demonstrate the ways in which gender, ethnicity, class and sexuality are constitutive of, and are constituted by, urban form and urban life and their representation through a range of concrete examples in different media;
  • formulate a theoretically informed and methodologically sound research project that critically engages with the interaction between ideology and city culture.
The city and its cultures are increasingly important topics in the field of Cultural Studies. This course investigates cultural imaginaries of cities, ways of sensing the urban environment and political claims to inhabit city space. From New York to Berlin and from Eindhoven to Beirut, the course looks at how city culture, the practices of city life and urban forms, have given form and substance to various identities and experiences over time and across Europe and the rest of the globe. In particular, it inquires into how urban space, life and imaginaries interact with subjectivity and its inflections along the lines of social class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and their intersections. Our approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on research in and across the fields of cultural studies, cultural geography, gender studies, urban studies and philosophy.

Presumed foreknowledge
You need to have successfully completed the following courses before registering for City Culture:
  1. Image, Text and Music analysis / Analyse van muziek, tekst en beeld,
  2. Cultural Theory.
Test information


Assumed previous knowledge
For ACW students: Analyse van tekst, muziek en beeld and Cultural Theory. For ACS students: Image, music and text analysis and Cultural Theory.

Required materials
Title:All required reading material will be provided in class.

Instructional modes
Lecture + film
Attendance MandatoryYes

Interactive lectures. Participatory lectures and film-screenings; small-group discussion
Attendance mandatory for all.

Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade