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Introduction to Contemporary Feminist Theory (6 points)


Leader: Maryanne Dever

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is intended to introduce students to a range of contemporary feminist theories. Designed to be broadly interdisciplinary in its concerns, it will examine such issues as equality and difference, the construction of bodies and subjectivities; and questions of sexual and cultural difference. Discussion will draw upon a diverse range of theorists. Contemporary theoretical interventions will be examined with respect to the history of feminist movements and feminist thought generally.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 60% + 1.5 hour class test (equiv. 1500 words): 30% + Seminar participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: Any first-year sequence

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