Contemporary Feminism with Dr Claire Sedgwick

Ref: C3532658

In this course, we will look at feminism today. Whether it's Beyoncé declaring her feminism in lights at the VMA awards in 2014, or the work of Sister Uncut in protesting against violence against women, feminism is as important today as it has ever been. However, whilst we might talk about 'feminism', it is important to understand feminism as a pluralistic movement. In this course, we will explore feminism today, looking at whom feminism is for, what feminists do and what feminists fight for. The course will focus on intersectional feminism and the way that feminism interacts with other liberation movements. We will contextualise feminism historically, and look at what the future of feminism will look like. Focusing on media representations, and feminist media, the course will apply the theoretical concepts we explore to our own lived experience.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to understand key concepts in contemporary feminism.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss the history of feminism.
  • Engage in key debates around feminism.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to your own examples.
  • Construct and argument with evidence to support your points.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No need to bring anything other than an inquiring mind!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Contemporary Feminism with Dr Claire Sedgwick


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