Course detail

Feminist Seminar 2

FaVU-FEMS2Acad. year: 2019/2020

Lecture and seminar series Feminist seminar 2 follows the pluralist notion of feminism introduced in Feminist seminar 1 and presents further topics concerning the emancipation of women and social justice issues.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will further their acquaintance with feminism and expand their knowledge of feminist issues.

Prerequisites

A keen interest in feminism and social justice issues. Feminist seminar 1 participation or the knowledge of feminist theory covered by Feminist seminar 1 curriculum. Willingness to read in English.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and seminar sessions. Each lecture will introduce one feminist issue via engagement with related texts, the subsequent seminar will facilitate discussion about thoughts introduced in the lecture. In preparation for the lecture students will be required to read one of recommended texts. One of the sessions will be covered by a presentation of a guest lecturer from the field of feminist studies.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credits awarded on the basis of home preparation (reading of recommended texts) and lecture and seminar participation. In case of a number of absences: writing a paper on one of the feminist issues discussed in seminars.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Intersections of Struggles Against Oppression — gender, race and class inequality, heteronormativity, ableism, ageism, environmental violence, colonizing and extractivism, subjects of feminism/feminisms, forms of social relations hospitable to diversity and difference
2. Health and Care, Illness and Disability — self-help communities, production and circulation of knowledge about sexual and reproductive health technologies (DIY, DIWO and DITO, knowledge commons, open source, self-experimentation, biohacking), biopower and the production of health and disease, exposed bodies, disability and ableism, crip, epistemology of pain, leaky bodies, networks of support.
3. Prostitution and Pornography — sex as work and „pornification“ of work, sexuality and the politics of representation, obscenity and codes of visibility.
4. Transfeminism and Gender Abolitionism — cis/trans, expanding the definition of gender justice, proliferation of bodily/sexual difference, let a hundred sexes bloom, antinaturalism, technomaterialism and gender abolitionism in xenofeminism, xenohospitality, trans health.
5. Feminist Practice — feminist principles in individual, collective and institutional practice, feminism and academy, art world and feminism.

Aims

The course aspires to initiate a debate about social justice issues and the ways of their addressing in art, theory and activism.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance (80%).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch ZST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

5 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer