Viewing as Text: Theorizing Visual Literacies in Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

Carrie Hart


This paper examines the critical role that visual literacies often play in the introductory course to Gender and Women’s Studies. Drawing on transnational feminist scholarship, the author argues that theorizing visual literacies can provide a valuable entry point into considering the material and ideological stakes of feminist knowledge production.

Cet article examine le rôle critique que joue souvent les compétences médiatiques dans le cours d’introduction aux Études sur le genre et les femmes. En s’appuyant sur des recherches féministes transnationales, l’auteure soutient que la théorisation des compétences médiatiques peut fournir un point d’entrée précieux pour aborder le contenu et les enjeux idéologiques de la production du savoir féministe.


Visual literacies; transnational feminism; feminist pedagogy

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