This module introduces students to a range of texts on, and critical approaches to, issues of feminism, gender and sexuality. Lectures will also address dominant topics in this field including ‘race’, ‘class’, ‘capital’, ‘difference’, ‘histories’, and ‘identity’. Each lecture focuses a critical topic through a group of core primary texts and core critical essays. A balance between text and theory will be maintained throughout the module and the ‘topic’ centred lectures will encourage critical reading of the core texts. Students will be introduced to a wide range of different types of writing about gendered identity and experience; it is a central aim of this module that students are led towards engagement with a body of ideas and approaches that will generate productive critical and reading habits throughout Part 3. Aims: The module will encourage students to analyse text through critical perspectives informed by ideas of gender, sexuality, race and class. ‘Author-led’ approaches will be replaced on this module by ‘critical readings led’ approaches in order to encourage advanced responses to textual material.

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: III A