Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Nuevas Titulaciones GUÍA DOCENTE 2015-2016 1. Identificación de la asignatura / Course identification NOMBRE / Name TITULACIÓN Degree Women in European Texts: Comparative Perspectives GEMMA (Erasmus Mundus Master in Gender and Women Studies) TIPO /Type Optativa / Optional Nº TOTAL DE CRÉDITOS / credits PERIODO 1º Semestre (módulo 3) IDIOMA / Language CÓDIGO / code CENTRO / School Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 6 Inglés /English COORDINADORA Coordinator TEL. /EMAIL UBICACIÓN Building María Socorro Suárez Lafuente 34985104574 [email protected] Fac. Filología PROFESORADO Lecturers TEL./EMAIL UBICACIÓN Building María Socorro Suárez Lafuente Alejandra Moreno Álvarez Irene Pérez Fernández 985104574 [email protected] 985104580 [email protected] Fac. Filología 985104573 [email protected] 2. Contextualización / Contextualization This course will be offered during the first semester of the mobility year, before the final semester of specialization (MA Thesis). We will read a number of texts produced in Europe by and about women. The critical approaches fall within the wide field of Feminist and Gender Criticism, so that students can analyse the texts from common perspectives, which will enable them to appreciate the invisibility and blank spaces left by patriarchal thought in the diverse fields of knowledge the students come from. 3. Requisitos / Prior requirements. Completion of 1st year GEMMA. Good knowledge of English. The more students have read and thought about the development of social, cultural and literary roles, the better they will be able to profit from the discussions. Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Nuevas Titulaciones 4. Objetivos / Objectives. We aim to provide students with the arguments and critical tools that will enable them to “see” and discuss the lack of equality, the false historical arguments and the faulty logic applied by malecentred writers and academics. These tools are essential for a balanced view of Westernized cultures – without them we cannot even begin to grasp an overview of the field of Humanities as such. Once this critical vision has been mobilized, so-called “mainstreaming” will follow suit. Students have been immersed in a patriarchal society from birth, they have used a language loaded with patriarchal thinking. Our aim is to lead them towards the deconstruction of the faulty arguments on which European culture rests, and to allow them to perform a similar critique in their own cultures. 5. Contenidos / Course content. Lecturer M.S. Suárez Lafuente M.S. Suárez Lafuente M.S. Suárez Lafuente Alejandra Moreno Álvarez Alejandra Moreno Álvarez Irene Pérez Fernández Contents Introduction to the course. Critical Perspectives Female characters in the Spanish Contemporary Novel. Textual Analysis of Marina Mayoral’s short stories. Eating Disorders and Cosmetic Surgery in British Contemporary Literature. Compulsory readings Inbetweeness inscribed in the Body in Contemporary Literature Diasporic female characters in Asian British Contemporary Literature Research Seminar Conclusions and evaluation Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (excerpts) Marina Mayoral´s “In the parks at dusk…” Marina Mayoral´s “I only think of you”. Fay Weldon’s The Fat Woman’s Joke Fay Weldon’s The Life and Loves of a SheDevil (excerpts) Monica Ali's Brick Lane (excerpts) 6. Metodología y plan de trabajo / Methodology and distribution of work. Students will be given the texts in advance, to be read before classes. Lecturers will give students the key concepts and critical perspectives they will be tackling in the texts assigned, followed by a discussion to clarify notions and agree on the main outline. In subsequent sessions there will be a close textual reading, given mainly by students and guided by the lecturers. Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Nuevas Titulaciones Each of the lecturers will devote a third of her time to outline the main characteristics of her subject theme and the guidelines for the group tutorials. These should cover at least a third of the time allotted to each tutor. The remaining third will be distributed between the time for evaluation and whatever aspect the tutor considers that should be reinforced. Presencial No presencial MODALIDADES Clases Expositivas Práctica de aula / Seminarios / Talleres Prácticas de laboratorio / campo / aula de informática / aula de idiomas Prácticas clínicas hospitalarias Tutorías grupales Prácticas Externas Sesiones de evaluación Trabajo en Grupo Trabajo Individual Total Horas 20 20 % 13,3% 13,3% Totales 45 hrs. 30% 5 15 90 150 3,3% 10% 60% 105 hrs. 70% 7. Evaluación del aprendizaje de los estudiantes. / Assessment of students. Model A. Ordinary Assessment The evaluation will rest on percentage of attendance, implication in the class discussion, rendering of the amount of new readings and, eventually, the written paper to be submitted after discussion with the lecturer. Model B. Evaluación diferenciada. /Differentiated Assessment The evaluation for students who opt for differentiated assessment will rest on a written paper to be submitted after discussion with the lecturer. Originality and honesty are essential in all work. Plagiarism in all its forms, including selfplagiarism (handing in the same essay or work in two courses, or work already used for other subjects, programmes or circumstances) will mean an automatic fail in the course. 8. Recursos, bibliografía y documentación complementaria. / Resources and bibliography. Ali, Monica: Brick Lane. London: Blackswam,  2004. brah, Avtar: Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities. London: Routledge, 1996. Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Nuevas Titulaciones Braidotti, Rosi: Nomadic Subjects. Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. Gilbert, S. M. & Gubar, S.: The Madwoman in the Attic, Yale U.P., 1979. Goodman, Lizbeth, ed.: Literature and Gender, Routledge, London, 1996. Haraway, Donna: “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” En Jones, A.: The Feminism and Visual Literature Reader. New York: Routledge, 1991. Hiddleston, Jane: “Shapes and Shadows: (Un)veiling the Immigrant in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane”. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 40 (2005): 57-72. Irigaray, Luce: Speculum of the Other Woman. New York: Cornell University Press, 1985 . Irigaray, Luce: This Sex which is Not One. New York: Cornell University Press, 1985 . Martín Gaite, Carmen: Desde la ventana. Austral, 1987. Mayoral, Marina: Recuerda, cuerpo. Alfaguara, 1998. Smith, Zadie: White Teeth. New York: Vintage, 2000. Weldon, Fay: The Fat Woman’s Joke. Great Britain: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967. Weldon, Fay: The Life and Loves of a She-Devil. Great Britain: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983. Wilson, Amrit: Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain. London: Virago Press,  1984.