Critical Reading in Advanced Gender Theory (839P5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You focus on independent reading and discussion which allows you to recap or extend your knowledge of feminist, gender and queer theory at advanced levels.

You do this through the following themes:

  • identity
  • sex
  • culture
  • speech
  • experience
  • violence
  • labour.

You are encouraged to follow a particular topic or analytical thread through the themes, which can form the framework of your term paper.

You will participate in a weekly workshop and in small group discussion exercises which will encourage you to communicate your learning and make connections across themes and topics.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: