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GEN3 Feminist theory 5–10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The students are familiar with contemporary feminist theoretical discussions and have skills to critically approach feminist theoretical traditions

General description

The course focuses on feminist approaches to knowledge production, both earlier and current, and with different areas of feminist philosophy. Special focus is on contemporary discussions of differences and similarities between various feminist strands and theories.

Preliminary program with themes for lectures:

24.10. Marianne Liljeström: Identity knowledges

31.10. Marianne Liljeström: Gender and sexuality

07.11. Sade Kondelin: Trans issues

14.11. Katariina Kyrölä: Embodiment

21.11. Salla Tuori: Postcoloniality and intersectionality

28.11. Marianne Liljeström: Affects

05.12. Taru Leppänen: Discourses and representations

12.12. Taru Leppänen: Materialisms

Enrolment for University Studies

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Pieta Hyvärinen, Contact person


24-Oct-2017 – 12-Dec-2017
Lectures 16 hours
Tue 24-Oct-2017 - 12-Dec-2017 weekly at 10.15-12.00, PinniB3107


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Articles assigned to each lecture, in moodle.

Examination for Master's Students (to be included in the 10 credit course):

Nina Lykke, Feminist Studies: a guide to intersectional theory, methodology and writing (Routledge 2010)

McCann, Carole R. & Kim, Seung-Kyung (eds.); Feminist Theory Reader: local and global perspectives. Routledge 2016, pp.9-350.

Further information

The course is meant for Master's students and other students who have preliminary knowledge in Gender Studies, and it can be done either as a 5 credit course (lectures, articles and weekly assignments) or a 10 credit course (available for master's students, includes also study group work, Tuesdays 12.30-14, L4026, and a book exam).

The lectures will be broadcasted from the University of Turku, Gender Studies on Tuesdays at 10-12. Tampere students gather together to listen to the lectures, ask questions and discuss in Pinni B3107, and their assignments will be evaluated by the Tampere teacher.

Assignment: Learning diaries of assigned articles before each lecture