Gender Studies

Course Information
TitleΣπουδές Φύλου / Gender Studies
CodeΛογ 570
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004000


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Anglikés kai Amerikanikés SpoudésElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Ability to use gender as a tool of critical analysis when approaching literary and cultural narratives. Good understanding of the impact of the concepts of femininity and masculinity on women and men in various historical periods. Good understanding of the power politics and social factors involved in the formation of personal identities both in the real world and in cultural constructs/narratives. Good understanding of the interrelation of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on gender identity and on gendered representations in literature and culture. It investigates the concepts of femininity and masculinity as social and cultural constructions and explores their impact on the lives of women and men. It approaches femininity and masculinity as fluid identities whose meaning fluctuates in various historical periods and cultural contexts. Drawing from works of major feminist critics and gender theorists, the course investigates the ways the differences (biological, psycho-emotional, sexual) between men and women and their socially assigned roles are inscribed in literary texts and inform cultural institutions. It also explores the power politics affecting the intersection of gender and other forms of identity, such as race, class, sexuality, and nationality.
Feminism, gender, difference, identity, political literature
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
participation in class discussion 10% of the final grade oral presentation 10% of the final grade in-class test/exam 10% of the final grade research paper 70% of the final grade
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Hilary M. Lips. Gender the Basics (Routledge 2014). Victoria L. Bromley. Feminisms Matter: Debates, theories, Activism (University of Toronto Press, 2012). bell hooks. Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center (1984, 2000). bell hooks. The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (2004). Barbara J. Berg. Sexism in America (2009). Elaine Showalter. Speaking of Gender.
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