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Gender: History, Culture and Representation

‘The story is no longer about the things that have happened to women and men and how they have reacted to them; instead it is about how the subjective and collective meanings of women and men as categories of identity have been constructed.’ (Joan Scott, Gender and the Politics of History, New York, 19988, p.6). This lecture-only module will examine the histories and representations of gender, seeking to understand how gender is constructed by societies, institutions and individuals, through the critical analysis of texts, works of art and public actions. Gender, its role, its construction and it historiography will be brought together by scholars across the school in an interdisciplinary module. The operation of gender ‘as a tool of analysis’ will be examined in histories of the body, sexuality, medicine, religion, politics, institutions and representations in a variety of texts and contexts which will show the inherent instability and elusive nature of many gendered identities.

Fee

EUR 75 / Concession EUR 45. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

This is a daytime course. Please check our website www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses after 16th August for update or text INFO followed by your name and address to 087 257 2016.

Duration

This lecture-only module comprises two lectures per week over one twelve-week term commencing in the week beginning Monday 16 January 2017. There is a one week break, (27 February – 3 March 2017) when no lectures will take place.