2007 HAF205 Buffy to Big Brother

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HAF305

SPECIAL NOTE: available as an elective to students in other degree programs


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HAF205 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007

* 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).

Offered in Courses: [R3A]
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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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: One shorter and one longer piece of written work, totalling 3500 words (50%); attendance and participation in classes (10%); 2-hour examination (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: 1-hr lecture and 1-hr seminar weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% of Gender Studies at Level 100 or equivalent

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Yvette Blackwood

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