This topic surveys a number of influential feminist theorists and philosophers and examines their contribution to ideas and practices in gender studies, feminist theory and philosophy. Inspired by feminist challenges to western philosophy this topic engages with perspectives that theorise subjectivity as embodied (gendered, raced and classed) and socially situated. The emphasis is on understanding various theories about gender, subjectivity and power that underpin different points of view on themes such as desire, friendship, disability, violence, colonialism, capitalism and technology. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with current issues from various sources including film, literature, media and personal experience.
This topic aims to: