Here you will find pdf versions of Weekly Power Points/Notes/Recordings/Seminar Complete Module Outline: Module guide MECS2032 for 2018 to 2019 final For Reading Links you will need your UW login
Assignment: Assignment 1 details final (see Blackboard for Examples of the Plan)
Week 12: Power, gender, pollution and the abject
- PowerPoint: Week 12 power, gender and pollution and abject
- Student Notes: Power and gender, pollution and the abject NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Questions relating to the abject and Food gender and purity
- Reading Link: Duschinsky, R., Schnall, S. & Weiss, D. (Eds.) (2016) Purity and Danger Now. London, Routledge ( see pp. 162-163).
- Reading Link: Wiseman, E. (2017) The Truth about Men, Women and Food, The Guardian [Online] Available at: [Accessed 2nd October 2017]/
- Audio Recording: Gender, Power, Pollution and Abject
Week 11: Cross dressing, clowns and gender
- PowerPoint: week 11 cross dressing and Clowns and Gender
- Student Notes:Cross dressing and film notes and Clowns and gender Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Cross dressing and film
- Reading Link: : Limbach, G. (2013) You the Man, Well Sorta. Gender Binaries and Liminality in Mulan, In J. Cheu (Ed.) Diversity in Disney Films. London: McFarland. (see pages 121-124).
- Audio Recording: Cross dressing and film and Clowns and gender
Week 10: Dance and Gender
- PowerPoint: Dance and Gender
- Student Notes: Dance and Gender Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Dance workshop
- Reading Link: Hanna, J. (1998) Dance, sex and gender. Signs of Identity, dominance, defiance and desire. Chicago. Chicago University Press (see pp.75-80 and p.96).
- Audio Recording: Dance and gender
Week 9: Feminist Care Ethics/Facebook
- PowerPoint: Care ethics and Facebook
- Student Notes: Care Ethics and Facebook Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Week 9 Care ethics and facebook and animal
- Reading Link: Noddings, N. (2012) The Language of Care. Knowledge Quest. Vol. 40(5), pp. 52-56.
- Audio Recording: Care ethics and Facebook ideas
Week 8: Gender and New Media
- PowerPoint: Gender and New Media
- Student Notes: Gender and new media NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Gender and new media
- Reading Link: Barker, C. & Jane, E.A. (2016) Cultural Studies, Theory and Practice. London Sage. (see pages 394-397).
- Reading Link: Mitra, B.M. and Golz, P. (2016) Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life. Journal for Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 9(2), pp. 1-17. (Useful information in the conclusion).
- Audio Recording: New media and gender
Week 7: Gender and Music
- PowerPoint: Week 7 gender and music
- Student Notes: Gender and Music Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Gender and music some questions to think about
- Reading Link: Paglia, C. (2010) Gaga and the Death of Sex. The Sunday Times Magazine. London: The Times Newspaper Ltd.
- Audio Recording: Gender and music
- Video Recording: Gender and Music
Week 6: Body image, beauty norms and fitness
- PowerPoint: Body beauty fitness and eating disorders
- Student Notes: Beauty body image and eating disorders NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: beauty, body image and morality
- Reading Link: Holland, G. & Tiggemann, M. (2017) Strong Beats Skinny Every Time: Disordered Eating and Compulsive Exercise in Women who post Fitspiration on Instagram. Journal of Eating Disorders. Vol. 50(1), pp.76-79.
- Audio Recording: Beauty body image and eating disorders
- Video Recording: Body Image, eating disorders and social media
Week 5: Sport and Gender
- PowerPoint: Sport and gender
- Student Notes: Sport and gender Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Sport and gender Questions (although we will be doing the football session on Tuesday. Meet at St John’s Sports Centre Reception 9.15am)
- Reading Link: Obel, C. (2002) Collapsing Gender in Competitive Bodybuilding in S. Scraton and A. Flintoff (Eds.) Gender and Sport. A Reader. Oxon, Routledge.
- Audio Recording:Sport and gender
- Video Recording: Sport and Gender
Week 4: Eastern Philosophies and Gender
- PowerPoint: Eastern Philosophies and Gender
- Student Notes: Confucianism Lecture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Eastern philosophy and gender seminar
- Reading Link: Saito, K. (2014) Magic, Shojo and Metamorphosis. Magical Girl Anime and the Challenge of Changing Gender Identities in Japanese Society. Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 73(1), pp.143-164.
- Audio Recording: Eastern philosophies and Gender
Week 3: Representation of Men in Pop Culture/Existentialism and Masculinity
- PowerPoint: Representing Men in Popular Culture
- Student Notes: Representation of men in Popular culture NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Questions relating to masculinities in Popular Culture
- Reading Link: Blumenau, R. (2002) Philosophy and Living. Exeter: Imprint Academic (see pages 705-712 on Existentialism)
- Reading Link: Scott, E. (2014) Agony and Avoidance: Pixar, deniability and the adult spectator. Journal of Popular Film and Television. Vol. 42(3), pp. 150-162.
- Audio Recording: Representation of men in popular culture and existentialism
Week 2: Representation of Women in Pop Culture//Heteronormativity/Postpostfeminism
- PowerPoint:Representing Women in Pop Culture //Heteronormativity//Post post feminism
- Student Notes: Representing women in popular culture//Heteronormativity Notes//Post postfeminism Notes
- Seminar Tasks:Questions relating to Richardson and Wearing//Questions relating to Jean Kilbourne video and others
- Reading Link: Gill, R. (2007) Gender and the Media. Cambridge, Polity. (See pp.82-91).
- Reading Link: Richardson, N. and Wearing, S. (2014) Gender in the Media. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. (See pp. 121-123).
- Audio Recording:Women-in-popular-culture//heteronormativity//post post feminism
- Video Recording: https://youtu.be/pEV1t6KxGPk (N.B. MECS3003 IS NOW MECS2032)
Week 1: Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Gender philosophy and popular culture
- Student Notes: Gender, philosophy and popular culture
- Seminar Tasks: Seminar questions relating to ideas about gender
- Reading Links: Buikema, R. and Tuin, I. (2009) Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture, Oxon, Routledge, pp. 193-196.
- Audio Recording: Introduction to gender philosophy and popular culture
- Video Recording (Note: MECS3003 is now MECS2032) Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture