After successful completion of this course students will be:|
1) familiar with key feminist texts and history;
2) able to situate ideas and texts in a historical and political context;
3) able to critical reflect on social and scientific relevance of feminist texts;
4) able to distinguish between primary and secondary texts;
5) able to critically evaluate feminist canon formation and the politics of history-making;
6) able to use close reading as a method;
7) able to form academic arguments and participate affirmatively in academic discussions on the issues mentioned above.
Priority rules apply to this course. Make sure you register for this course before June 15, 12.00 noon to be considered for enrollment.|
The following students are guaranteed a place:
Other students will be placed by means of random selection.
- BA TCS or LAS;
- students who are registered for the minor Gender Studies;
- pre-master’s students;
- exchange students.
This course presents original feminist texts of the first and second wave of the women's movement, in a historiographical perspective. It aims at familiarizing the students with traditions of modern feminist thought, and at pointing out issues that are central to feminist theory. The course explores the scientific relevance of feminist texts in terms of their critique of culture, politics and knowledge, and it also aims at introducing the students to the efforts made by feminist scholars to systematize these texts in a critical tradition of its own. Notions such as canon-formation and historiography will be introduced by making reference to second-wave feminism. Special emphasis is placed on the idea of which criteria of selection are adopted in order to define certain texts as 'feminist classics' and to assess their relevance, especially for the so-called "third feminist wave".
The books can be bought at Savannah Bay (Telingstraat 13, Utrecht).
This course is the first course in the minor Gender Studies, for more information about this minor see http://students.uu.nl/en/node/351/gender-studies.
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major (hoofdrichting Postcolonial and Gender Studies) are required to complete one of the following compulsory preparation courses: Introduction to Gender Studies (blok 3), Gender, etniciteit en cultuurkritiek (blok 1) or Gender, Ethnicity and Cultural Critique (blok 1). See https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/ for more information.
Deze cursus wordt online aangeboden. Let op: toetsing kan op locatie plaatsvinden.|
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