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Queen's University

Gary Kibbins

Film and Media

phone:613-533-6000 ext. 75010

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Department of  Media
160 Stuart Street, Room 310
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests


Cultural Studies Courses

CUST 800*: Cultural Studies Theory

Department: Cultural Studies Term Available: Winter 2013 Instructors: Gary Kibbins
(Thursdays, 11:30-2:30  

This course introduces students to the major theoretical schools that underpin and are elaborated by research in Cultural Studies, including: Marxism, feminism, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. As part of our engagement with these theories, we will explore key concepts in the field: "culture," "hegemony," "ideology," "articulation," "discourse," "imperialism," "globalization," "cosmopolitanism," "identity," "subjectivity," "the unconscious," "the state," "orientalism," and so on. Since there is no body of theory that defines Cultural Studies neatly or completely, readings, discussions, and assignments will focus on tracing the tangled and contested theoretical history and current state of the field.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000