Feminist film theory
This course will give you a basic introduction to feminist film theory. You will learn about central films, concepts and issues that have been discussed in feminist film studies since the 1970s until the present. The course offers an overview of perspectives such as gaze theory, cinematic language, reception, and queer and postcolonial perspectives.
Furthermore, there will be an introduction to critical tools for discussing these issues in relation to specific cultural and social contexts. You will also get to theoretically assess the current broad discussion about representation, diversity and gender equality in the film industry in Sweden as well as internationally.
This course is open to
Exchange students at the Department of Cultural Sciences and exchange students on a university-wide agreement. Please contact your international coordinator at the University of Gothenburg if you need to know more.
General entrance requirements
English B1, here is a link to the European Common Language Self-Assessment Grid
This course can be combined with
Suggested courses to combine with Feminist theory for Bachelor's students
Scandinavian Film and Media Culture
Cinema and Visual Culture in East Asia
Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Families
Exchange students who want to do a full semester of Film Studies, and are eligible for the Master's level, can combine this course with the following courses:
Archives and Moving Images: Converging Fields in Theory and Practice
Twenty-First Century Television
Do you want to apply to this course as an exchange student?
Read more on the page Apply for exchange studies
This course is tought fully online.