Units of Study

GCST6905 - Gender in Cultural Theory

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Elspeth Probyn


What is the relation between femininity, masculinity and culture? Does sexual difference affect our identity and, if so, how and in what circumstances? Does it affect our relations with others? Is there any link between cultural and racial difference and sexual difference? What contexts may shape such links? Where does equality fit into all this? Drawing on the work of major cultural theorists and feminist thinkers this unit examines various theoretical conceptualizations and popular representations of gender; the issue of embodiment; and how sex and race are articulated within gendered conceptual frames.


1x2000wd essay (25%), 1x3500wd research project (60%) and 1x500wd seminar paper/presentation (15%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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