Feminist Theory and Literary Experience


1. To acquire the ability to analyse the way in which the literary experience of women, as authors, translators, critics and editors, has contributed towards the establishing of Feminist Theory;

2. To acquire knowledge regarding the debates which are currently taking place in this new field of knowledge, and learn how to differentiate the different paradigms involved and the concepts linked to them: sex/gender; identity/identities (race, social class and sexuality);

3. Acquire knowledge of some of the key texts within feminist literary criticism as well as the main controversies underlying these;

4. Acquire the ability to produce a research paper based on one of the themes covered, using a specialised bibliography and dealing with concepts from within Feminist Studies.

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Responsible teacher

Ana Paiva Morais


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

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BUTLER, Judith (1990). Gender Trouble. Nova Iorque e Londres: Routledge.
MOHANTY, Chandra Talpade (2003). "Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity". Duke University Press.
ROONEY, Ellen (ed.) (2006). "The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory". Cambridge, Nova Iorque: Cambridge University Press.
Leituras de “Orlando” e de “A Room of One’s Own”, de Virgínia Woolf, bem como das “Novas Cartas Portuguesas”, de Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta e Maria Velho da Costa, de «O papel de parede amarelo», de Charlotte Perkins Gilman e O desassossego da noite de Marieke Lukas Rijneveld. Serão, ainda, estudadas as seguintes obras: “Caderno de Memórias Coloniais”, de Isabela Figueiredo, “O Alegre Canto da Perdiz”, de Paulina Chiziane, “Ara”, de Ana Luísa Amaral, assim como, no terceiro módulo, “Os Anjos” de Teolinda Gersão, O “Amante” de Marguerite Duras e “Vasto Mar dos Sargassos” de Jean Rhys.

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Present for 2/3 of the sessions held + Submission of a research paper(100%)

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