- Students become acquainted with and learn to practice a new, critical way of looking at cultural practices.
- Students know the main themes, theories and methods as employed in Gender Studies in the Humanities with regard to cultural practices.
- Students learn how to make an intersectional analysis of both historical and contemporary cultural representations.
- Students know how to make an academic (poster) presentation pertaining to the above issues.
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:
- BA TCS or LAS;
- students who are registered for the minor Gender Studies;
- pre-master’s students;
- exchange students.
Other students will be placed by means of random selection.
The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to develop and practice a critical way of looking at contemporary cultural practices. In these practices of production, dissemination and reception, masculinity and femininity are permanently (re)constructed, just as are concepts of class, race, ethnicity, and geopolitical location.
We will be studying cultural practices in various manifestations: popular culture (e.g. soaps, advertising, music icons) but also the cultural logic underlying art practice and visual ethnographic research. In all these sites old and new identities are being contested and reconstructed. The interaction between text and image will be main point of focus.
This course is the second 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.
Early Exit option for international exchange students (5 ECTS)|
Exchange students who are required to return to their home university before January, are allowed to choose an Early Exit option for this course. The Early Exit option means that students can finish the course before Christmas break, receiving 5 ECTS for the course. Students must make arrangements with the course coordinator at the start of the course.
Competenties-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|
|Hall, Stuart, Evans, J. & Nixon, S., eds. (2013) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, Second edition. London: Sage.’
AlgemeenTwo meetings every week (1 lecture of 2 hours and 1 seminar of 2 hours).
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenRead assigned book chapters and articles, prepare readings for presentation and discussion, collect visual material to analyse according to the methods and models offered in the course, critically assess the readings from the perspective of one's own discipline and/or research interests, prepare assignments.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkActive participation, commentary on peers' work, exchange of insights and ideas, critical reflection on the readings, gathering own materials for presentation, textual and visual analysis and discussion.