2018 Winter School Subject List

Bodies, Sexuality, Identities (GCST2607) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender and Cultural Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1) Associate Professor Lee Wallace - lee.wallace@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 19 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites: - 

    12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013).

  2. Prohibition: - 



In this unit of study we will examine the ways in which feminist and other cultural theories have used bodies and sexualities in order to theorise difference and identity.

The body and sexuality have been shown to be a major site for the operation of power in our society.

We will look at how bodies and sexualities have given rise to critical understandings of identity.

The unit of study will be devoted to working through some of the major theories of sexuality and embodiment, and the analysis of cultural practices.


Tutorial participation and exercises (10%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%)


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 19 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00 - 13:00

Tutorials: Mon & Wed, 14:00 - 15:30


Lectures & Tutorials:

Mon (Wk 1 ONLY): Edward Ford Tutorial Room 308 (Public Health)

Mon (Wks 2 & 3) & ALL Wed & Fri: Carslaw Tutorial Room 361


Course reader and/or electronic readings supplied via the University Library site