At the end of the course the student has:|
1. acquired knowledge about concepts from gender and postcolonial studies the humanities for cultural critique;
2. developed sensitivity for gendered, sexist, heteronormative, racist, classist, ableist and/or Eurocentric inclusion and exclusion mechanisms within media, art and cultural artefacts;
3. insight into how gendered relations, colonial legagies and postcolonial formations impact upon knowledge production within the humanities;
4. received training in forming relevant cultural-critical questions by holding group presentations, writing short reflection assignments and writing a final paper.
At the end of the course the student can:
5. write academic texts based on cultural critique.
This interdisciplinary course trains students in cultural critique: making invisible power relations in media, art and culture visible. Students are provided with theoretical tools to become aware of how gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, but also social class and religiosity impact the production, consumption and interpretation of communication, literature, film, language, (art) history, games and social media.|
The emphasis will always be on the way in which representations are never neutral, but always partial, biased and implicated with processes of inclusion and exclusion. Building on feminist and post-colonial theory, students learn to analyze how media and cultural expressions are formed by sexist, racist, heteronormative and Eurocentric norms. Attention will be paid to the question of how scientific knowledge is created and how science contributes to hierarchical power relations.
The course is based on a recently revised version of the textbook "Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture", developed especially for this course, compiled by Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate and Kathrin Thiele (Routledge, 2017).
Core figures ranging from Simone de Beauvoir to Gloria Anzaldua and from Florence Nightingale to Malala Yousafzai serve as prisms of gender-sensitive analysis for each chapter. Authors who have contributed chapters to the handbook provide guest lectures in this course.
The course is open to students from all UU bachelor programs, and offers an introduction to the research that is carried out within the UU Graduate Gender Program. The course offers an introduction to the Minor Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies (which are open to all UU students) and the hoofdrichting Gender and Postcolonial (TCS/LAS).
This course is also open to all students of the Bachelor Media and Culture. After following the minor Gender or Postcolonial Studies they can do the Research Seminar and Bachelor Thesis in Gender and Postcolonial Studies.
|The courses Gender, etniciteit en cultuurkritiek (MC2V18001, block 1) and Introduction to Gender Studies (VR2V14002, block 3) are equivalent to this course.||Verplicht materiaal|
|Buikema, R., Plate, L., Thiele, K. (eds). (2017). Doing gender in media, art and culture. A comprehensive guide to gender studies, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Routledge.|
AlgemeenLectures are aimed at knowledge transfer and explanation of the texts read. The seminar sessions are intended for the students to actively work with the material themselves. Among other things, they learn to present orally, to argue in writing, to write academic essay and to ask relevant questions about the subject matter.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudying the assigned texts, preparing questions about the texts, completing assignments and actively participating in the discussions.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkActively participating in the discussion, preparing a group presentation and giving feedback to each other.
BeoordelingKnowledge of the lecture and reading materials, making connections between different parts of the material, making good arguments about the material, ability to report on this in writing and orally.
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context |
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