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- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- understand the social and cultural forces shaping perspectives on gender and sexuality
- identify, explain and apply key concepts in gender and sexuality studies
- apply theoretical and critical perspectives on gender and sexuality in the analysis of literary and cultural texts
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
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This subject examines key concepts, approaches and debates in the study of gender and sexuality, with a focus on analysing the representation of gender and sexuality in a range of literary and cultural texts. Recent theoretical developments are explored in the context of pioneering work in second- and third-wave feminism, psychoanalysis and queer theory. The subject’s focus on developing critical reading skills and strategies will give students the tools to interpret, evaluate and challenge the reproduction of different gender and sexuality value systems in a range of literary and cultural texts.
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- Creative-Critical Response (30%)
- Textual Analysis (40%)
- Critical Analysis (30%)
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