Contemporary Feminist Debates
The course is designed to introduce students to the state of the arts in contemporary feminist critique. It tackles and illustrates contemporary debates through lectures by different staff. The legacies of these debates will be traced by way of establishing connections between major thinkers in order to explore both how theories have travelled through space and time, and how debates transform and are re-written over time. The course will focus on how these debates have impacted on different disciplinary and theoretical strands in Gender Studies (i.e performativity; intersectionality; difference; subalternity; representation; new materialism; posthuman; queer; ecofeminism). The course aims to offer students a wide array of methodological and theoretical debates that will allow them to contextualise and position their research topics, including international developments in gender theories from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Dates: September – November 2019
  • Location: NOG – Utrecht University
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (credits can only be awarded after an accepted written paper. Students not requiring any credits will receive a certificate of attendance)