609696 VU Gender Studies

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 22.09.2020 Place course on memo list
609696
VU Gender Studies
VU 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

This course introduces students to key concepts, trends, and directions in the field of Gender Studies through the analysis of a selection of texts in critical theory, contemporary literature, and Hollywood film.

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines feminist and queer theoretical perspectives including race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and other identities. This course teaches students to think critically about the social construction of identity and the politics of knowledge production. Students will use these critical-thinking skills to understand people's lives within a global context and analyse the systems of oppression that contribute to continuing economic, political, and cultural inequalities. They will not only be encouraged to use gender as a category of analysis, but also to reflect on the manifestation of gender in their own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries.

lecture, group discussions, presentations

written exam

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Routledge, 1990.
---. Bodies That Matter. Routledge, 1993.
---. Undoing Gender. Routledge, 2004.
Lindhoff, Lena.
Einführung in die Feministische Literaturtheorie. Metzler, 1995.
Nfah-Abbenyi Makuchi, Juliana. Gender in African Women’s Writing. Identity, Sexuality, and Difference. Indiana University Press, 1987.
Osinski, Jutta. Einführung in die Feministische Literaturwissenschaft. ESV, 1998.
Robbins, Ruth. Literary Feminisms. Macmillan, 2000.
Rooney, Ellen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory.
Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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05.10.2020
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Date Time Location
Mon 2020-10-05
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-10-12
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-10-19
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-11-09
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-11-16
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-11-23
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-11-30
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-12-07
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2020-12-14
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-01-11
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-01-18
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-01-25
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-02-01
13.45 - 15.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online