612013 Gender Studies: Gender in Russian and Polish Grammar

summer semester 2015 | Last update: 21.05.2015 Place course on memo list
612013
Gender Studies: Gender in Russian and Polish Grammar
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
Russian

Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to gender linguistics and learn about the foundations of queer linguistics. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of gender and various conceptions of gender and of how gender and sex influence language. It is one of the objectives of this course to raise students' awareness of gender-neutral structures in language and a gender-equitable use of language. A confrontative comparison of Russian and German will help to highlight similarities and differences in language usage caused by the cultural context.

This class is an introduction to gender linguistics and provides information about this sub-discipline of linguistics from various perspectives. The following topics and research questions will be of particular relevance: introduction to gender studies (US-American, western European and Slavonic apporaches); foundations of gender and queer linguistics and their various approaches and categories; the relationship between society, gender, and language; the representation of society in and by language; gender categories and their social and linguistic perception; language as a means of discrimination; gender-mainstreaming in language usage; syntactical congruences in the context of gender; gender and discourse.

Presentation of topics and contents by teacher, discussions, moderated debates (course instructor and students), selected papers by students

end-of-term exam (oral + written)

A detailed reading list will be provided in the first session

The course language is Russian. Presentations / papers (Referate) can be given in German.

The reading list is central to the seminar and must be read and prepared at the beginning of the term / for every session. For further literature, please look in my reserve shelf (Semesterhandapparat) in the library. If you need other, more topic-bound literature for presentations / papers and / or term papers, please contact me.

It is possible to take the exam at the end of the term (oral and written) in German or Russian.

05.03.2015
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2015-03-05
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-03-12
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-03-19
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-03-26
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-04-16
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-04-23
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-04-30
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-05-07
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-05-21
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-05-28
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-06-11
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-06-18
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-06-25
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free