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Credit points: 15

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In the 1970s Luce Irigaray published her landmark text, 'Speculum of the Other Woman', which analyses the status of the sexed body in Western philosophic and psychoanalytic writing. Her conclusion, that the history of Western thought has advanced through a redical repression of the 'otherness' marked by the female body, was at the forefront of a burgeoning literature and criticism devoted to the task of thinking through the sexual blindspots of the Western tradition. In this subject we look at some of the most exciting modern and contempory novelists and theorists on the unit of the body, its representations and cultural meanings.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites 30 credit points of second-year English or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects ENG3BOL

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFall on your kneesPrescribedMcDonald, A.VINTAGE 1997
ReadingsOrlando,PrescribedWoolf, V.PENGUIN 1942
ReadingsThe handmaid's tale,PrescribedWood, M.VIRGO 1987
ReadingsThe lives and loves of a she-devilPrescribedWeldon, F.CORONET 1983
ReadingsThe passionPrescribedWinterson, J.VINTAGE 1989
ReadingsThe passion of new EvePrescribedCarter, A.VIRAGO 1982
ReadingsThe sugar mother,PrescribedJolley, E.FREEMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRESS 1998

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