Checking date: 19/03/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Media culture and gender
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


1. Global knowledge of Cultural Studies as a tool for analyzing audiovisual narrativity, for understanding contents, especially in everything related to gender, sex, sexuality and personal identity. 2. A knowledge of concepts, functions and methodologies of Cultural and Gender Studies to deal with media culture. 3. Capacity to interpret and analyze critically media messages in contemporary society. 4. Expertise and creative competence to apply what has been learned to the construction of plots and characters.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
This program has as a priority goal to offer to the student an approach to gender studies and to the new analytical and epistemological methodologies and points of view provides by them in the field of Media Studies. 1. Theoretical and methodological questions (I). The denaturalization of the image. 2. Theoretical and methodological questions (II). Gender as social technology. 3. Genre and film narrative. The false Happy Ending as a way to subvert the Institutional Mode of Representation. 4. Gender identity as performance. 5. Gender and violence: representation of violence and violence of representation. 6. Gender and new media: social networks.
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be divided in magistral sessions and seminars. The first ones will be devoted to introduce the student to the use of necessary methodological tools to deal with the diverse problems related to the topic. The second ones will be devoted to discussion and to the analysis of the proposed audiovisual texts.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Benjamin, Walter,. La obra de arte en la época de su reproductibilidad técnica, en Discursos interrumpidos,. Madrid, Taurus,. 1989.
  • Colaizzi, Giulia,. La pasión del significante. Teoría de género y cultura visual,. Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva,. 2006.
  • Fernández Vázquez, Marta. No te enamores de cobardes. Círculo de tiza. 2021
  • Goodwins, Leslie. Juicio por calumnia. Filmoteca RKO (DVD). 2014
  • Mulvey, Laura,. Placer visual y cine narrativo,. Valencia, Episteme,. 1988.
  • Varios Autores. El universo de Montgomery Clift. Notorious Ed.. 2020
  • Zecchi, B.. ¿Estrategias de elisión, inscripción y desexuación en la representación cinematográfica de la violencia contra la mujer¿, en El doble filo de la navaja: violencia y representación, Fernando García Selgas y Carmen Romero Bachiller (eds.), Madrid . Trotta. 2006
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Ang, I.. Melodramatic identification: television fiction and women's fantasy, en Brown, M.E. (ed): Television and women's culture. Londres, Sage (pp. 75-88). 1990
  • Caballero, M. (ed.) . Mujeres de cine. 360º alrededor de la cámara. Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva. 2011
  • Colaizzi, G. (ed.). Feminisno y Teoría fílmica. Valencia, Episteme. 1997
  • Kaplan, E. A.. Las mujeres y el cine. Madrid, Cátedra. 1983
  • Kaplan, E. A.. Las mujeres y el cine,. Madrid, Cátedra. 1983
  • Kuhn, A.. Cine de mujeres. Feminismo y cine, . Madrid, Cátedra. 1991
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.