LET-ACWB110-ACS
Gender and the Arts
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWB110-ACS
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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Examiner
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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Lecturer
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.P.H. Geurts
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Lecturer
dr. S. Janssen
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 4  (05/04/2021 to 31/08/2021)
Starting block
PER 4
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain and apply the concept of gender to the study of art and culture using the theoretical approaches provided;
  • Analyze and critically assess the representation of gender in media, art, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective;
  • Recognize and evaluate the role of gender in the production and reception of media, art, and culture using the conceptual and theoretical frameworks provided;
  • Reflect on the role of gender in knowledge production and identity formation from an intersectional perspective;
  • Conduct and report on an academically sound research project
Content
This course offers an introduction to cultural gender studies, focusing specifically on the role of gender in media, art, and culture. Gender studies investigates the socio-cultural meanings attributed to sexual difference and explores the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers, such as race, class, and sexuality. Masculinity and femininity are not fixed but rather are constantly (re)produced; the arts, the media, and popular culture play an important role in this process. How do representations of masculinity and femininity relate to each other and what impact do other factors affecting identity, such as ethnicity, sexuality, and religion, have on these representations? Is there a feminine, trans, or queer aesthetic? What role does gender play in the production and reception of art and culture and how might we account for the intersection of numerous axes of difference and inequality that shape the experience of gender? Addressing these and other questions, this course engages with literature, music, theatre, film, media, and visual arts, and reflects on some of the key cultural theories and debates surrounding the relationship between gender, culture, and identity.
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Knowledge from the course Cultural Theory will be assumed in the course Gender and the Arts. If you have not completed this course before beginning Gender and the Arts, it is recommended that you read the following very interesting, short and affordable books:
  1. Catherine Belsey. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2002. ISBN: 9780192801807.   OR   Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Second Edition). Oxford UP, 2011. ISBN: 9780199691340.
  2. Robert J.C. Young. Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Second Edition). Oxford UP, 2020. ISBN: 9780198856832.
Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Book
TBC
Title:Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture
Author:Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate, Kathrin Thiele (eds.)
Publisher:New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Edition:2
Articles
Reading list of articles/chapters will be made available
Title:Artikelen

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
The course consists of two interactive lectures every week. The students will read the texts, make assignments, and actively participate in the classes.

Tests
Portfolio
Test weight50
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Essay
Test weight50
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5