Syllabus for Feminist Cultural Studies

Feministiska kulturstudier

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN028
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2011-09-27
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-08-31
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
  • Responsible department: Centre for Gender Research

Decisions and guidelines

The Centre for Gender Research is responsible for this course.

Learning outcomes

Following successful completion of the course students will be able to:

- Discuss and describe core concepts and questions within the field of feminist cultural studies.
- Discuss and describe different theories and methodologies within the field of feminist cultural studies.
- Demonstrate orally and in writing how these methodological and theoretical approaches can be applied to different empirical contexts.
- Independently write a short academic text on a subject relevant to the field of feminist cultural studies.
- Actively participate in seminar discussions and present written and oral arguments in the independent and critical manner expected at the advanced level.

Content

​Through the course, students are given an advanced introduction to feminist cultural studies as a research field. The course is focused on how gender and other dimensions of power are implicated in the production and reception of cultural texts and how representation affects the construction and performance of gender. Through the course students address central theoretical and thematic approaches in the field of feminist cultural studies and discuss them in relation to specific examples from (for example) mass media, film, television, art, literature or computer games.

Instruction

The course is delivered through a series of mandatory lectures and/or seminars.

Assessment

All seminars are part of the examination and include written and oral assignments. In addition students are expected to complete a written paper based on the theme of the course. All essays will undergo a plagiarism check.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Literature

The reading list will be updated every year, at the latest 5 weeks before the course starts.

Reading list

  • Andersson, Catrine; Carlström, Charlotta More-than-two-parent families : displaying legitimate parenthood in Swedish media

    Part of:

    Lambda Nordica : tidskrift för homosexualitetsforskning

    23 p.

    2019(24):2/3, sidorna 81-103

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  • Berg, Linda; Mikela, Lundahl (Un-)veiling the west: Burkini-gate, Princess Hijab and dressing as struggle for postsecular integration

    Part of:

    Culture unbound : journal of current cultural research

    vol. 8 (2016) nr. 3 s. 263-283

    Find in the library

  • Björklund, Jenny; Lönngren, Ann-Sofie Now You See It, Now You Don´t : Queer Reading Strategies, Swedish Literature, and Historical (In)visibility

    Part of:

    Scandinavian studies : the journal of the Society for the advancement of Scandinavian studies

    vol. 92 (2020) nr. 2 s. 196-228

    p- 196-228 (32 p.)

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  • Connell, Raewyn; Pearse, Rebecca Gender : in world perspective

    3. ed.: Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015

    Find in the library

  • Consalvo, Mia Confronting toxic gamer culture: A challenge for feminist game studies scholars

    Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 2012

    tillgänglig här

    6 p.

  • Evans, Sarah Beth; Janish, Elyse #INeedDiverseGames: How the queer backlash to GamerGateenables nonbinary coalition

    QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 2015

    tillgänglig här

    2 (2) 125-150

  • Felski, Rita Literature after feminism

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003

    p. 23-56 (33 p.)

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  • Thornham, Sue Feminist film theory : a reader

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, cop. 1999

    Find in the library

  • Fielding, Helen Bridget Jones's diary

    London: Picador, 2014.

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  • Gokieli, Natia "'I want us to trade our skins and our experiences': Swedish Whiteness and 'Immigrant Literature'."

    Part of:

    Scandinavian studies : the journal of the Society for the advancement of Scandinavian studies

    vol. 89 (2017) nr. 2

    p. 20

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  • Hall, Stuart Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies

    Part of:

    Grossberg, Lawrence; Nelson, Cary; Treichler, Paula A. Cultural studies

    New York: Routledge, 1992

    (1992) s. 277-294

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  • Henriksson, Helena Wahlström; Bergnehr, Disa "Reluctantly 'Solo?: Representations of Single Mothers via Donor Procedure, Insemination and IVF in Swedish Newspapers"

    Part of:

    Single Parents [Elektronisk resurs]

    2021

    19 p.

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  • hooks, bell "The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators"

    Part of:

    Thornham, Sue Feminist film theory : a reader

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, cop. 1999

    p. 307-20 (14 p.)

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  • Ibsen, Henrik Four major plays

    Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1981

    87 p.

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  • Johnson, Katherine M. "Single, Straight, Want Kids: Media Framing of Single, Heterosexual Fatherhood via Assisted Reproduction"

    Part of:

    Journal of gender studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    London : Taylor & Francis: 1999-

    vol. 26 (2017) nr. 4

    15 p.

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  • Kennedy, Helen W. Lara Croft: Feminist icon or cyberbimbo? On the limits of textual analysis

    Part of:

    Game studies [electronic resource] : the international journal of computer game research.

    [S.l.]: Game Studies, c2001-

    vol. 2 (2002) nr. 2

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  • Khemiri, Jonas Hassen "An Open Letter to Beatrice Ask"

    Part of:

    Björklund, Jenny; Lindqvist, Ursula New dimensions of diversity in Nordic culture and society

    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

    6 p.

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  • King, Samantha Feminist Cultural Studies

    Part of:

    The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education Mansfield, Louise.; Caudwell, Jayne.; Wheaton, Belinda.; Watson, Beccy.

    London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018

    (2018) s. 371-391

    p. 375-391 (16 p.)

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  • Lee Gerdén, Mara Journeys into the Night: Othering Figures, Figurations of Otherness

    Part of:

    Lambda Nordica : tidskrift för homosexualitetsforskning

    vol. 23 (2018) nr. 1-2 s. 167-181

    p. 167-181 (14 p.)

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  • Lindqvist, Ursula "The Cultural Achieve of the IKEA Store"

    Part of:

    Space and culture.

    Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2002-

    vol. 12 (2009) nr. 1

    21 p.

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  • Lundström, Catrin "Embodying Exoticism: Gendered Nuances of Swedish Hyper-Whiteness in the United States"

    Part of:

    Scandinavian studies : the journal of the Society for the advancement of Scandinavian studies

    vol. 89 (2017) nr. 2

    20 p.

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  • Lykke, Nina Feminist studies : a guide to intersectional theory, methodology and writing

    New York: Routledge, 2010

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  • McRobbie, Angela Feminism and youth culture : from "Jackie" to "just seventeen"

    Basingstoke: Macmillan Education, 1991

    p. 1-40, 35-60 (40 p.)

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  • Mitchell, Sarah "Representations of 'Progressive Fatherhood' in Postcolonial Zimbabwe: Binaries, Ambivalences and Ambiguities"

    Part of:

    "Families, relationships and societies" [Elektronisk resurs]

    2012-

    vol. 10 (2021) nr. 3

    18 p.

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  • Mulvey, Laura "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema"

    Part of:

    Thornham, Sue Feminist film theory : a reader

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, cop. 1999

    p. 58-69 (11 p.)

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  • Pozo, Teddy Queer games after empathy: Feminism and haptic game design aesthetics from consent to cuteness to the radically soft

    Part of:

    Game studies [electronic resource] : the international journal of computer game research.

    [S.l.]: Game Studies, c2001-

    vol. 18 (2018) nr. 3

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  • Radway, Janice Women read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context [1983]

    Part of:

    Dines, Gail; Humez, Jean M. Gender, race, and class in media : a text-reader

    2. ed.: Thousand Oaks: Sage, cop. 2003

    (2003) s. 67-78

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  • Hall, Stuart; Evans, Jessica; Nixon, Sean Representation

    2. ed.: London: SAGE, 2013

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  • Shaw, Adrienne Gaming at the Edge

    Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2015

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  • Sundén, Jenny; Paasonen, S. Shameless hags and tolerance whores [Elektronisk resurs] : feminist resistance and the affective circuits of online hate

    2018

    http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34838

    p. 643-656 (13 p.)

    18:4, 643-656

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  • Thornham, Sue " 'Unsettled Relations': Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Cultural Studies"

    Part of:

    Thornham, Sue Feminist theory and cultural studies : stories of unsettled relations

    London: Arnold, 2000

    p. 71-97 (26 p.)

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  • Thornham, Sue Feminist theory and cultural studies : stories of unsettled relations

    London: Arnold, 2000

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  • Willson-Broyles, Racheö "The Swedish REVA Debate: An Interview with Jonas Hassen Khemiri"

    Part of:

    Björklund, Jenny; Lindqvist, Ursula New dimensions of diversity in Nordic culture and society

    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

    2 p.

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  • Yang, Jie Nennu and Shunu: Gender, Body Politics, and the Beauty Economy in China

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    vol. 36 (2011) nr. 2

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  • Österholm, Maria Margareta "Rainbow coloured dots and rebellious old ladies: The gurlesque in two contemporary Swedish comic books"

    Part of:

    The European journal of women's studies.

    vol. 3 (2018)

    p. 371-383 (12 p.)

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