Employing recent theories from gender and postcolonial studies, as well as media studies, this course analyses a wide range of case studies from contemporary visual culture, across a broad scope of genres and technologies. It will invite the students to critically think of concepts such as representation mediation and dissemination. Moreover, it will provide a novel approach to art, culture and technology by challenging the primacy of vision and by injecting an intersectional perspective.
This course introduces gender as a key concept while looking at various cultural practices in the visual and technological field: film, photography, the Internet, mass media, art, contemporary art theory, as well as social performances of memory, citizenship and nationalism. It uses feminist research methodologies to open up fresh perspectives on these practices and to rethink our encounter with various forms of artistic, technological and cultural expressions. In this engagement, the course offers also an introduction into the growing field of feminist technosciences and new media studies, and explores in both a creative and a critical way new technological and digital cultures that our daily lives couldn't do without anymore.
This course is the fourth 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, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment
. See for more information: https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/
IngangseisenBronnen van zelfstudie
|Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (2018) ‘Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture. A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies’, 2nd Edition. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138288263||Verplicht materiaal|
|books to be announced in syllabus|
AlgemeenThere will be one lecture per week and one seminar with smaller groups
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents will be expected to do assigned reading, to be prepared to discuss these texts and relate them to lectures, also to hand in assignments on time. The students will have to hand in the final paper at the end of the course.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkActive participation and discussion
BeoordelingActive participation, critical thinking, creativity, familiarity with assigned material, ability to write in a scholarly way. Please note! The criteria for knowledge/skills concern all teachings methods.
DeadlinesTo be announced in syllabus
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context |