‘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.
Date, Time, and Place
Day-time course: Time and venue to be confirmed. Please check our website in December . www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/ shortcourses for updates or text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.
www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses for updates or text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.
This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week over one term commencing in January 2023.
Please check our website www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses in December for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.
You may apply online or by phone* as follows:
ONLINE: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses AFTER enrolments open for each term.
By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to 087 257 2015* and you will receive a call back.
Please note that the phone will be very busy during the application period and staff continue to work from home so there may be a delay in replying to your call. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. * Text only phone.