Universität Wien FIND

135041 PS Literar. Wechselbez.(PS): Narratives of Sex Work in Contemporary Film and Literature (2019W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Moodle; Di 10.12. 18:00-19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 01.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 08.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 15.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 22.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 29.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 05.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 12.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 19.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 26.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 03.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 17.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 07.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 14.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 21.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 28.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar considers the sometimes controversial topic of sex work as it is portrayed in English-language literature and film. Recognising that, historically, sex workers have been frequently coded within literature using negative stereotypes of dangerous transgressives on the one hand, and passive victims on the other, we will consider the extent to which these negative images are replicated and reinforced within contemporary culture. We will, however, also ask if, and how, they can be challenged and subverted, and consider how representations vary across different media and cultural contexts (UK/USA/SA). Drawing on readings from intersectional feminisms, queer theory, and transgender-rights movements, themes for discussion will include literary and visual representations of class, race, gender, and sexuality, alongside motherhood and disease, criminalisation and regulation, violence and harassment, and trafficking and migration.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Active Class Participation: 10%
In-class Presentation: 30%
Term Paper Plan: 10%
Term Paper (max. 15 pages): 50%

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The seminar and all primary/secondary readings will in English.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Primary Texts will include:

Core, Leopoldine. 2016. ‘Hog for Sorrow’ [online], BOMB Magazine, New Arts Publications, bombmagazine.org/articles/hog-for-sorrow [accessed 12.08.19]

Kushner, Rachel. 2018. The Mars Room [text] (New York, Scribner)

The Florida Project. 2017 [film] (USA, A24films)

Recommended Secondary Readings:

Bell, Shannon. 1994. Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press)

Bromwich, Rebecca & DeJong, Monique Marie. 2015. Mothers, Mothering and Sex Work (Bradford, Demeter Press)

Kempadoo, Kamala & Doezema, Jo [eds]. 1998. Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance, and Redefinition (New York and London, Routledge)

Laing, Mary et. al. [eds]. 2015. Queer Sex Work (Abingdon, Routledge)

McLaughlin, Lisa. 1991. ‘Discourses of Prostitution/ Discourses of Sexuality’, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 8, 249-72

Spector, Jessica [eds]. Prostitution and pornography: philosophical debate about the sex industry (Stanford, Stanford University Press)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA M4

Letzte Änderung: Di 01.10.2019 12:08