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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Jacqui Wiegard


This unit will ask how ideas about femaleness, (and implicitly maleness) about the female body and sexuality are represented within a range of texts - eg prose, poetry, film. It will pose such questions as to what extent do these texts inscribe or critique femaleness as biologically determined, and/or as construed or performed? What are some of the alternatives to a rigid masculine/feminine model to account for sexual difference and for the mechanisms of desire?


Written work: 70% (3000 words)
Class test: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Jacqui Wiegard

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



A first year sequence in English