SPECIAL NOTE: available as an elective to students in other degree programs
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit uses recent feminist and cultural studies interdisciplinary approaches to move on from HAF102 The Representation of Gender to consider a range of concerns regarding gender and sexuality in relation to contemporary popular culture. It will have a particular focus on new popular culture phenomenon. The unit will include discussions of a selection of topics from the following: the gendered nature of genres, eg reality tv, soaps, horror films, action films; the gendered nature of fan cultures eg Buffy/Angel online communities, Star Trek; magazines, celebrity and stars; the gendered nature of reception, eg the phenomenon of cult tv programs like Sex & The City, and Queer as Folk; the gendering of particular sub-cultures and counter-cultures, eg punk, gothic, hip-hop, grrrl culture.
ASSESSMENT: One shorter and one longer piece of written work, totalling 3500 words (50%); attendance and participation in classes (10%); 2-hour examination (40%).
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.