Syllabus for Feminist Cultural Studies

Feminist Cultural Studies

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN028
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2011-09-27
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2018-03-02
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: week 01, 2019
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Responsible department: Centre for Gender Research

Decisions and guidelines

The course is mandatory for students attending the Master's Programme in the humanities, specializing in Gender studies. Students from other Master programmes are eligible for the course. The Centre for Gender research is responsible for the course.

Learning outcomes

The student should, after completing the course, be able to

- Discuss and describe different questions within the field of feminist cultural studies.
- Discuss and describe different methodological and theoretical approaches within the field of feminist cultural studies.
- Orally and in writing apply methodological and theoretical approaches within the field to different empirical contexts.
- Independently write a short academic text on a subject relevant to the field.

Content

The purpose of the course is to give an advanced introduction to feminist cultural studies. Important themes and theoretical questions are discussed, using research and empirical examples. A final paper, written independently, is due at the end of the course.

Instruction

The course will consist of a number of seminars.

Assessment

Assessment will be based on written and/or oral hand-ins and a final paper. Grades will be given in accordance to the Swedish grading system. The following grades will be used: Väl Godkänd, Godkänd and Underkänd.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University´s disability coordinator.
 

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 02, 2019

Reading list

  • Ahmed, Sara Queer phenomenology : orientations, objects, others

    Durham: Duke University Press, 2006

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  • Berg, Linda; Mikela, Lundahl (Un-)veiling the west: Burkini-gate, Princess Hijab and dressing as struggle for postsecular integration

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    vol. 8 (2016) nr. 3 s. 263-283

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  • Cahn, Susan K. Coming on strong : gender and sexuality in women's sport

    Second Edition: Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015

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  • Dahl, Ulrika (Re)Figuring Femme Fashion

    Part of:

    Lambda Nordica : tidskrift för homosexualitetsforskning

    vol. 2014 (2009) nr. 3-4 s. 43-77

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  • Dolezal, Luna The (In)visible Body: Feminism, Phenomenology, and the Case of Cosmetic Surgery

    Part of:

    Hypatia

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,

    vol. 25 (2010) nr. 2 s. 357-375

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  • Thornham, Sue Feminist film theory : a reader

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, cop. 1999

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  • Hall, Stuart Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies

    Part of:

    Grossberg, Lawrence; Nelson, Cary; Treichler, Paula A. Cultural studies

    New York: Routledge, 1992

    (1992) s. 277-294

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  • Laskar, Pia; Johansson, Anna; Mulinari, Diana Decolonizing the rainbow flag

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    vol. 8 (2016) nr. 3 s. 193-216

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  • Petersson McIntyre, Magdalena Perfume Packaging, Seduction and Gender

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    vol. 5 (2013) s. 291-311

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  • Radway, Janice Women read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context [1983]

    Part of:

    Dines, Gail; Humez, Jean M. Gender, race, and class in media : a text-reader

    2. ed.: Thousand Oaks: Sage, cop. 2003

    (2003) s. 67-78

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  • Hall, Stuart; Evans, Jessica; Nixon, Sean Representation

    2. ed.: London: SAGE, 2013

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  • Shaw, Adrienne Gaming at the Edge

    Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2015

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  • Snitow, Ann Barr Mass Market Romance: Pornography for Women is Different [1979]

    Part of:

    Dines, Gail; Humez, Jean M. Gender, race, and class in media : a text-reader

    2. ed.: Thousand Oaks: Sage, cop. 2003

    (2003) s. 424-433

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  • Thornham, Sue Feminist theory and cultural studies : stories of unsettled relations

    London: Arnold, 2000

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  • Tolvhed, Helena Sex Dilemmas, Amanzons and Cyborgs: Feminist Cultural Studies and Sport

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    vol. 5 (2013) s. 273-289

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  • Venganai, Hellen Negotiating identities through the "cultural practice" of labia elongation among urban shona women and men in contemporary Zimbabwe

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    link to article

    vol. 8 (2016) nr. 3 s. 306-324

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  • Yang, Jie Nennu and Shunu: Gender, Body Politics, and the Beauty Economy in China

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    vol. 36 (2011) nr. 2

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