The Revolutionary Potential in Non-binary Gender Identity - Project ID SAS0032
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
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.
• 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
This is a self funded studentship
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Neill, C. (2019) ‘Masculinity in Crisis: Myth, Fantasy and the Promise of the Raw’. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Vol. 24