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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM230: Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Gender, Sexuality & Settler Colonialism
  • Gendering Political Violence
  • Nationalism & the Construction of Collective Identities
  • Borders, Boundaries & the Politics of Space
  • Displacement & Diaspora
  • Embodiment: Experiences of Control & Carcerality
  • The Politics of Everyday Life: Normalcy &‘Getting By’
  • Feminist Praxis & Women’s Activism
  • Queer Politics: Pinkwashing & Homonationalism
  • Resistance: From Ordinary Actions to Popular Protest
  • Anti-colonial Politics & De-colonial Projects
  • Toward New Political Futures: Imagination and Cultural Production

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
27.5122.50

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity27.511 x 2.5-hour seminars
Guided Independent Study55Weekly reading (5 hours per week)
Guided Independent Study12.5Class/seminar preparation (including researching and posting news forums links)
Guided Independent Study28.5Project (18.5 hours researching/coordinating, 10 hours writing/preparing presentation)
Guided Independent Study26.5Essay (16.5 hours reading, 10 hours writing)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Other Learning Resources

Videos/films, TV programmes, online materials (news sites, blogs, social media), images, podcasts, play scripts, music, memoirs.