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Feminist theory and epistemology

August 30 - September 1, 2004

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Prof. Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; Prof. Marianne Liljeström, University of Turku, Finland; Prof. Nina Lykke, University of Linköping, Sweden.

Research School Director, Professor Nina Lykke.

Course description:
The aim of the course is to give an advanced introduction to feminist epistemologies and theoretical approaches to the embodied subject in contemporary feminist theory. An overview over currently important theoretical approaches will be presented and discussed - social constructivism, sexual difference theory, cyborg-feminism, queer theory, postcolonial feminism. Moreover, a genealogical perspective will be introduced.

The course will include both lecture/plenary sessions and group sessions, where students will be given the opportunity to present the theoretical framework of their doctoral research and receive comments from teachers and co-participants. A special workshop session will focus on the relationship between epistemology and writing styles.

58 applicants, 23 participants: Iceland 2 , Norway 2, Russia 2, Lithuania, 1, Estonia 1, Finland 6 (2 self-paying), Sweden 9 (5 self-paying).

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