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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Sexualities, Languages and Societies
Module Code LC478
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Semester 2: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Autumn: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Module TeachersJean-Philippe Imbert
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination
The reassessment consists in a 2000 word essay.

The course will investigate and explore the enduring language and imagery of queer matters in contemporary cultures, through the languages of literature and art. The course will have a dual focus, with the intention of: examining the creation of specific queer artefacts, as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of literary and artistic creations, actions or events identified as queer. To do so, different queer theories will be employed as a tool kit to address the different languages of sexual politics through the arts and the cultural artefacts (TV series, films, visual arts) from different sociocultures whether European, Latin American or Arab. IT will also look at the relationship between art, activism and artivism.

Learning Outcomes

1. Give an account of the ongoing centrality of the queer issues in today’s cultures
2. Engage with the semiotic and non-semiotic languages of queerness
3. Use different strands of queer theories as a paradigm to analyse cultural productions
4. Assess the way contemporary literary and artistic artefacts use their own languages to reflect societies’ upheavals
5. Assess the way contemporary literary and artistic artefacts use their own languages to respond to the societies’ upheavals
6. Demonstrate an adequate level of critical understanding as a means to address contemporary cultural debates
7. Respond in an informed and articulate manner to cultural artefacts

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture10No Description
Seminars10No Description
Assignment Completion25No Description
Directed learning80No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Queer Theory and Queer politics

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignmentn/a20%Week 5
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Date of Last Revision19-OCT-09

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