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The Revolutionary Potential in Non-binary Gender Identity - Project ID SAS0032

Project Description

This PhD will explore the current state of and debates concerning gender identity with a particular focus on the ramifications of contesting or even dissolving the traditional exclusive binary positions of male and female. Adopting a Lacanian / post-Lacanian approach the project would seek to critically evaluate salient theories of gender as well as analysing contemporary discourses around issues of gender identity

Academic qualifications
A first degree (at least a 2.1) ideally in the humanities or social sciences with a good fundamental knowledge of psychoanalytic theory.

English language requirement
IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy are available online.

Essential attributes:
• Experience of fundamental textual research
• Competent in argument analysis
• Knowledge of the psychoanalytic cannon
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Strong motivation, with evidence of independent research skills relevant to the project
• Good time management

When applying for this position please quote project code SAS0032

Funding Notes

This is a self funded studentship


Gherovici, P. (2017) Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference. London. Routledge.

Neill, C. (2019) ‘Masculinity in Crisis: Myth, Fantasy and the Promise of the Raw’. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Vol. 24

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