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:
  • Revised: 2020-01-08
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: week 36, 2020
  • 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. All written assignments will undergo a plagiarism check.

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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 02, 2020

Literature

The reading list will be updated every year, at the latest 5 weeks before the course starts.

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thornham, Sue Feminist film theory : a reader

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, cop. 1999

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  • King, Samantha Feminist Cultural Studies

    Part of:

    The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education Mansfield, Louise.; Caudwell, Jayne.; Wheaton, Belinda.; Watson, Beccy.

    London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018

    tillgänglig här

    (2018) s. 371-391

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  • De Lauretis, Teresa Technologies of gender : essays on theory, film, and fiction

    Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, cop. 1987

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  • Consalvo, Mia Confronting toxic gamer culture: A challenge for feminist game studies scholars

    Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 2012

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    1(1), 1-6

  • Evans, Sarah Beth; Janish, Elyse #INeedDiverseGames: How the queer backlash to GamerGateenables nonbinary coalition

    QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 2015

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    2 (2) 125-150

  • Kennedy, Helen W. Lara Croft: Feminist icon or cyberbimbo? On the limits of textual analysis

    Part of:

    Game studies [electronic resource] : the international journal of computer game research.

    [S.l.]: Game Studies, c2001-

    vol. 2 (2002) nr. 2

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  • Pozo, Teddy Queer games after empathy: Feminism and haptic game design aesthetics from consent to cuteness to the radically soft

    Part of:

    Game studies [electronic resource] : the international journal of computer game research.

    [S.l.]: Game Studies, c2001-

    tillgänglig här

    vol. 18 (2018) nr. 3

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  • Salecl, Renata Dress anxiety

    Part of:

    Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty [Elektronisk resurs]

    2015-

    vol. 7 (2016) nr. 1 s. 3-17

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