Theory and Critical Research II
This research seminar delves more deeply into cutting-edge theory and critical research in feminist, queer, critical race, and/or postcolonial studies. While the topics covered in this seminar will change each year according to the instructor’s area of expertise, the course will consistently pose questions that are of particular relevance to feminists and others concerned with social justice at this historical moment. The course will take as its point of departure an intersectional approach to gender, sexuality, race, nation, class, and ability, as well as to relations between subject matter, discipline, time, place, and theory. This research seminar will also trace the development of historical and theoretical understandings in the field of cultural analysis, examining the ways in which texts and images perform cultural hierarchies. The presented theoretical and conceptual frameworks will be illustrated by close readings and textual analyses. In addressing theory and critical research as an ongoing, future-oriented cultural endeavor, this course grapples with academic and ethical questions that are relevant to current politics with transnational relevance.

  • Dates: February – April 2020
  • Location: NOG – Utrecht University
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (credits will only be awarded after an accepted written paper. Students not requiring any credits will receive a certificate of attendance)