Core Module Information
Module title: Globalising Feminism

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09146
Module leader: Mary-Ann Kennedy
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

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Description of module content:

Globalising feminism: The Politics of Pictures begins by examining second-wave theories of feminism and the importance, and limitations, of cultural politics. Through a series of case studies, you will explore how debates between the representation of sexual politics and the sexual politics of representation shaped the photographic practices that emerged in the 1970s. You will assess the impact of structuralism, post-structuralism and psychoanalysis on feminist theory and photographic practice, understand and evaluate theories of equality and theories of difference, discuss the politics of race and rights and examine the importance of class in relation to gender as they developed in the 1980s. The module then looks at contested definitions of sex and gender in queer theory in the 1990s. You will examine the relationship between experience and the body through the question of feminist ethics and through an exploration of the concept of sensual scholarship investigate how this has changed understandings and practices of photography. The module concludes with a discussion of the future of feminism and the role of photography in a globalised world through an exploration of the idea of photography as civil contract. Case studies are drawn from a wide range of sources and include, for example, the work of Francesca Woodman, Jo Spence, Cindy Sherman, Susan Meiselas, Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, Maud Sulter, Mitra Tabrizian, Del La Grace, Nan Goldin, Corinne Day, Dana Popa, Zanele Muholi, as well as the films of John Akomfrah and Eugene Jarecki amongst others.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Construct and execute a viable research programme from the critical literature on feminist and photographic theory.
LO2: Critically reflect on the relationship between photography and the wider social, political and economic sphere in which it is embedded.
LO3: Contribute effectively to peer discussions and reviews.
LO4: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments in assessments.
LO5: Evaluate and engage with peer review of your research.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mary-Ann Kennedy
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module uses seminar classes, screenings, audio-visual presentations, one-to-one tutorials, structured research projects, an oral presentation, and group discussion to provide a variety of independent and group learning activities. The VLE is used to present the syllabus, offer access to readings and other relevant resources, host students’ annotated bibliographies, and enable further discussion and collaboration outside of class hours. The required readings, students’ class preparations, and class debates draw out key concepts, theories, methodologies, and questions raised by feminism (LOs 1, 3, and 4). The structure and delivery of the weekly syllabi examines research methodologies, theoretical approaches. It discusses how to develop research questions and how establish a research programme in order to answer a research questions. This process forms part of the weekly discussions (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5). The class presentations allow students to initiate a research project and present their provisional research to the class. These presentations are followed by class discussions about the presentation to provide peer review. By contributing to these discussions about a colleague’s research, students help the presenter see their presentation from another’s perspective, and also improve their knowledge of the subject area. This will help both the presenter and the other students to define their research questions and methodological approaches better (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Ultimately, this helps students to recognise that research is not a solipsistic process and to learn how to work collaboratively and effectively on research projects.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module requires you to develop effective time management skills, project management skills, clear presentation skills, and the ability to work within guidelines. It encourages you to initiate and develop discursive abilities with your colleagues (both in and out of class) to supplem

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 39
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,2,3,4,5 4-10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 65 1,2,3,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 2,3,5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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