Students learn to recognize gender stereotypes, how they are constructed, how they are related to discrimination and how they are presented in different media and contexts. They develop critical thinking skills considering materials of pop culture.
Students get familiarised with the concepts of stereotype, prejudice and essentialization through literary and historical texts. Through this course, they become aware of gender stereotypes by identifying them in literary/historical/media texts. They finally make their own alternative media products (memes, gifs, videos – filmed speech, interview, trailer, multimedia materials – collages, remixes).
If the ideas of the Enlightenment allowed the French Revolution to emerge, it could be assumed that today’s philosophers would be us! The idea is therefore to use the same technique as Voltaire and to pass through the mass dissemination of a simple work, readable by all, but calling into question and criticising gender inequalities.
Because it must attract attention and convey a message in a few words, advertising uses and sometimes abuses denigrating stereotypes. Look around you !
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