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Sex, Power, Self: Feminist Interventions in Contemporary Discourse (12 points)


Leader: Maryanne Dever

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit explores contemporary feminist theorisings about the mutually constitutive concepts of 'the body', sexual and gender difference, together with notions of female subjectivity and 'self'; anxieties concerning comparison, authenticity and identity which permeate debates about embodied consciousness; situated knowledge; and 'female experience' through the study of three interconnected arenas - sex, power and self.

Assessment: 12 points - Seminar participation: 20% + A short applied research task (3000 words): 30% + A long research essay based on a seminar presentation, and on a topic relevant to the student's research interests (6000 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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