When “diversity” has become a keyword in funding applications, personnel policies, and creative initiatives, this course highlights “gender” as an essential tool to unpack thinking and practices on writing. It introduces latest understandings on gender– theories, issues, politics – and mobilizes them to examine a wide range of texts, from state propaganda to protest slogans, from literary classics to Chinese pop lyrics, ultimately to address the question: Who writes, and who is being written? Drawing theories and Chinese/ local popular practices together, the course aims to transforms students’ pen with gender sensitivity, and their writing into possibilities of persuasion, empowerment, and intervention.


Writing Gender