This course seeks to study some of the key texts in feminist writings that engage with issues such as patriarchy, violence, embodiment, agency and identity. Through a careful study of selected fiction and non-fiction, the course aims to offer a complex understanding of gender and representation, drawing on literary as well as cultural studies.
Week 1 : Introduction; Understanding Patriarchy
Week 2 : Understanding Patriarchy; Cyborg Manifesto
Week 3 : Understanding Patriarchy; Cyborg Manifesto
Week 4 : The Fly; Tickets, Please!
Week 5 : Tickets, Please! ; The Goblin Market
Week 6 : The Goblin Market; The Second Sex
Week 7 : The Second Sex; Tulips
Week 8 : Tulips; The Yellow Wallpaper
Week 9 : The Yellow Wallpaper; The Iraqi Nights
Week 10 : The Iraqi Nights; Gender Trouble
Week 11 : Gender Trouble; Remains of the Feast
Week 12 : Remains of the Feast; A Temporary Matter