This course aims to allow students to:|
A) analyze art practices as well as contemporary and historical case studies related to the body and embodiment;
B) explore multiple ways in which the body can become a subject of feminist and queer inquiry, art, and activism;
C) discuss and interrogate the ways in which our own embodiment as researchers impinges on the work we read and do;
D) present convincing and compelling arguments in oral and written form.
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from the RMA programmes CLS, Musicology, MAPS, Religious Studies and NLC should check with the course coordinator by email before enrolling November 28th at the latest. Only this way participation can be granted. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.
This course familiarizes students with conceptual and theoretical approaches to analysing the body, embodiment, and the embodied subject through its focus on the place of the corporeal in various interdisciplinary contexts (e.g., queer and feminist theory, transgender studies, visual studies, poststructuralist theory, critical race studies, disability studies, and feminist Marxist theory). In approaching these thematics, the course will engage with a variety of different media and texts.
Topics can include: technologies of power and their role in producing gendered subjectivities and sexed bodies; reproduction under capitalism; the body in practices of representation; body modification and transformation; the material-discursive construction of race; transgender and disability politics; relationships between embodiment and the environment.
This is a participatory course, where students input is crucial to designing the sessions and key points of debates with their peers.
|Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen|
- Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
|To be announced. Books change according to yearly syllabus.|
AlgemeenEach session will begin with a short lecture by the (guest) teacher, followed by a group presentation in which students present an epistemological problem/representational issue concerning the body in feminist theory or practice, as related to the assigned readings. Each session will then conclude with a discussion connected to the course texts, lecture, and presentation.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents are required to attend class, complete assigned readings, and prepare assignments. Students should demonstrate an affinity with gender and/or postcolonial theory and the ability to engage in a critical reading of assigned material.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkAs part of participation, students will give one group presentation in which they discuss the assigned readings, ideally as it connects to both their research interests and to the themes of the session.
• (Critical) engagement with course material
• Academic interrogation skills
• Demonstration of theoretical and practical knowledge on course-related topics
• Demonstration of in-depth reading skills, critical thinking, and ability to connect the theories discussed in class with other technological, cultural, embodied practices
• Demonstration of ability to engage with case studies or examples related to the course themes
• Critical engagement with course literature and outside sources
• Academic writing and argumentation skills
• Fulfilment of academic requirements for referencing
DeadlinesTo be announced in the course syllabus.
• capacity to formulate and frame questions within a certain theoretical/ epistemological issue for discussion.
• Academic interrogation skills: this includes responding to students input, summarising key arguments addressed in class, and moderating the discussion.
• demonstrating theoretical and practical knowledge on course-related topics