TEXT, BODY, KNOWLEDGE

GSD2TBK

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject encourages students to think about power relations that operate through our bodies from a variety of theoretical and thematic perspectives. We will cover theories of the body; entanglements between language, culture and our social conditions of existence; the drawing of borders on bodies, country and nation; reading and writing the body; and how bodies are understood through a range of institutional sites and cultural representations. To understand how knowledge, power, and text work through our bodies, we will focus on intersecting differences between gender, race, sexuality, disability, class, and age, among other identities. Subject materials will include critical theory, film, creative arts that engage with the body (theatre, dance etc), policy, and law.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReflective blogs/tutorial participation. Research project plan and annotated bibliography/research project

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points at first year level

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Disability Studies Reader

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLennard J. Davis

Year2016

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PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.

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Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrad Epps et. al.

Year2005

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PublisherHarvard University

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The Body Reader: essential social and cultural readings

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut

Year2010

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PublisherNew York University Press

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New French Feminisms: An Anthology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorElaine Marks and Isabelle De Courtivron

Year1980

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PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts Press

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Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKimberlé Crenshaw et. al.

Year1996

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PublisherThe New Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply key concepts to issues and situations involving the body through a variety of texts.
02. Evaluate and critically discuss conventional ideas about the body and identity.
03. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding the body in GSDS.
04. Produce creative and/or critical original research project to relevant topic.

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