GI403 Half Unit
Gender and Media Representation
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Leticia Ines Alexandre Sabsay PAN 11.01D
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Gender, Media and Culture. This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, MBA Exchange, MPhil/PhD in Gender, MSc in Culture and Society, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Research), MSc in Gender (Sexuality), MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities and MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course aims to enable students: to think critically about representations of gender in a range of different media; to apply a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the media; to examine changing representations of gender in the context of wider social changes and to explore questions concerning the interpretation and use of different media formats and content. The course focuses on examples largely drawn from Anglo-American media and usually includes topics such as news media and gender; gendered approaches to contemporary cinema; online environments and gender, and critically explores terms such as 'postfeminism' in relation to media content. The course also considers themes such as the nature of contemporary celebrity and questions of media representations of gender in relation to dimensions such as sexuality, class, race, age and (dis)ability.
Students will be expected to maintain familiarity with contemporary UK media, although there is opportunity to research and write on other national contexts.
The course runs across the MT. It contains both asynchronous and interactive teaching and learning elements.
A short essay to be submitted during MT.
- Carter C and Steiner L (eds) (2004) Critical Readings: Media and Gender
- Dyer, R. (2002) The Matter of Images: Essays on Representation.
- Gill, R. (2007) Gender and the Media
- Hall, S. (1997) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices.
- Tasker, Y. and Negra, D. (eds) (2007) Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Console-ing Passions).
- van Zoonen, L, (1994) Feminist Media Studies.
- Waters ,M (ed) (2011) Women on Screen.
Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.
Student performance results
(2016/17 - 2018/19 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Gender Studies
Total students 2019/20: 33
Average class size 2019/20: 12
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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