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WMN4180 - Sex, Power, Self: Feminist Interventions in Contemporary Discourse

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: JaneMaree Maher


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


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 knowledges and 'female experience' through the study of three interconnected arenas - sex, power and self.


Seminar participation: 20%
A short applied research task (2500-3000 words): 30%
A long research essay based on a seminar presentation, and on a topic relevant to the student's research interests (5000 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week