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.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.