FS30250 Feminist Media Studies

Academic Year 2021/2022

For decades, media have been an important force in shaping conceptions of gender, race, and sexuality. This module will focus on the interdisciplinary and intersectional analyses of media texts, focusing on the ways in which they engage with gender. Drawing from a wide range of academic literature including feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, feminist film theory, television criticism, and cultural studies, we will trace the development of mediated representations of gender in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will focus on both Western and global feminist perspectives on gender, race, class, and sexuality.

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Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and methods of feminist media studies a key sub-discipline.

Augment understanding of critical race, queer, and Marxist theory as they apply to media.

Analyze media texts from intersectional feminist perspectives.

Develop critical thinking and discussion skills.

Use feminist approaches to think critically about power in public and private life.

Improve research, writing, and analytic skills.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will include lectures, class discussions, screenings, and group work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: 2 x 750-word essays Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Assignment: 3500-4000 word essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Continuous Assessment: Leading Weekly Discussion Sections Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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