30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module applies feminism and queer studies in analysis of gender and sexuality in religious traditions and cultures around the world. We will examine deities and goddesses, gendered language in religions, cisheteropatriarchy, and LGTBTQIA life in eg; Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as well as Chinese and Japanese cultures. We will discuss genders, rituals, spirituality, sexual practices, procreation, abstinence and asexuality, reading a range of feminist and queer philosophical works and texts ranging from the Karma Sutra to Confucius and the Vatican documents, along with ethnography and empirical research.

Staff Contact: SHKUL MINNA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK