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240128 VO+UE VM4 / VM7 - Understanding Gender, Power and Representation Through Female Icons of In-/justice (2020S)

From Malala and Greta to Bana and Neda

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

We begin at 13:00h sharp!

Wednesday 11.03. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 25.03. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 22.04. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 06.05. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 20.05. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 03.06. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 17.06. 13:00 - 16:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course, we will develop an understanding of gender, intersectionality, media, representation, and power by focusing on the 'iconization' of female figures in globalized discourses on in-/justice. We will read and discuss selected theoretical texts (cultural studies, media studies, feminist and post-colonial approaches) in order to develop an analytical basis that we will use to analyze a variety of primary sources. Our aim is to understand and contextualize the contradictions and dynamics of the mediatization and representation of (young) women from different contexts as “secular icons” that serve ideological purposes.
Among the examples we will examine are Neda Agha-Soltan (Iran), Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan), Bana al-Abed (Syria), and Greta Thunberg (Sweden) – they all have been constructed as projection surfaces for diverse political ends on local, regional, and global levels.
How can we understand the contested discourses around these figures from a global cultural studies perspective informed by intersectionality? And what do the differences and similarities, spectacles and silences tell us about gendered (and racialized) cultural politics in trans-/national spaces in the context of neo-liberalism?

Assessment and permitted materials

Information regarding the change to "home-learning" can be found on the Moodle platform and will be updated regularly.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance, active participation in discussions
Preparation of obligatory readings
Group work (preparation of a case study, including selection of primary material and background reading, facilitation of discussion in class, short written report) Individual essay (approx. 5 pages)

Examination topics

Reading list

Obligatory and optional readings will be introduced in the first class.

Association in the course directory

VM4/VM7

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