TEXT, BODY, KNOWLEDGE

GSD2TBK

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject encourages students to 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. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Body Reader: essential social and cultural readingsRecommendedLisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut, 2010New York University Press
ReadingsCritical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the MovementRecommendedKimberlé Crenshaw et. al. (Eds), 1996The New Press
ReadingsThe Disability Studies ReaderRecommendedLennard J. Davis (Ed), 2016Taylor and Francis Ltd.
ReadingsNew French Feminisms: An AnthologyRecommendedElaine Marks and Isabelle De Courtivron (Eds), 1980University of Massachusetts Press
ReadingsPassing Lines: Sexuality and ImmigrationRecommendedBrad Epps et. al. (Eds), 2005Harvard University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply key concepts to issues and situations involving the body through a variety of texts.

Activities:
Reflective blogs/research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate and critically discuss conventional ideas about the body and identity.

Activities:
Reflective blogs/tutorial participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding the body in GSDS.

Activities:
Reflective blogs/tutorial participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Produce creative and/or critical original research project to relevant topic.

Activities:
Research project plan and annotated bibliography/research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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