Literature and Gender: Deviant Bodies and Dissident Desires

Module code: EN7134

This module draws on feminist and queer theory to explore the ways in which gender is constructed and represented in literature. It features texts that explore what it means to be a man or a woman, probe the relationship between gender, sex and sexuality and create what Judith Butler terms ‘gender trouble’ by highlighting the fluidity, multiplicity and performativity of gender in ways that challenge heteropatriarchal norms.

Learning

  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 140 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)