Sexualities, Languages and Societies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sexualities, Languages and Societies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, Linguistics, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course will investigate and explore the enduring language and imagery of monsters and the monstrous in contemporary cultures, through the languages of literature and art. The course will have a dual focus, with the intention of: examining the creation of specific monsters, as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of literary and artistic creations, actions or events identified as monstrous. To do so, different queer theories will be employed as a tool kit to address the different languages of the monsters and the monstrous.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Give an account of the ongoing centrality of the issue of monsters and the monstrous in today’s cultures
    2. Engage with the semiotic and non-semiotic languages of monstrosity
    3. Use different strands of queer theories as a paradigm to analyse monsters and the monstrous
    4. Assess the way contemporary literary and artistic artefacts use their own languages to reflect societies’ upheavals
    5. Assess the way contemporary literary and artistic artefacts use their own languages to respond to the societies’ upheavals
    6. Demonstrate an adequate level of critical understanding as a means to address contemporary cultural debates
    7. Respond in an informed and articulate manner to cultural artefacts