Units of Study

GCST6905 - Philosophy in the Feminine

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rowena Michelle Braddock


What is the relation between femininity, masculinity and the human? Does sexual difference affect our identity? Does it affect our relations with others? Is there any link between cultural and racial difference and sexual difference? Where does equality fit into all this? Drawing on the work of recent feminist philosophers this unit examines philosophical and psychoanalytic representations of femininity, the issue of embodiment, and how sex and race are articulated within the concepts of otherness and the stranger.


1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x3500wd research project (60%) and 1x500wd seminar paper/presentation (15%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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