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 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, postcolonial studies, and feminist Marxist theory). In approaching these thematics, the course will engage with a variety of different media and texts. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on considerations of the body/embodiment as a surface of inscription, as an object of representation, as a site of affect, and a performative agent. In addition, methodological concerns of doing research on the body from a feminist and queer critical perspective will be outlined through discussions and interrogations of the ways in which embodiment impinges on the work we do.
This course allows students to develop important skills in critical analysis and rhetorical argumentation, which can then be applied to a variety of professional fields (e.g., media, politics, policy, academia, NGOs, etc.).
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from Musicology, Religious Studies, CLS , NCLM and MAPS should check with the course coordinator before enrolling. 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.
|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.
BeoordelingAcademic performance in oral and written form on Research Masters level.
DeadlinesTo be announced in the course syllabus.