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Introduction to Feminism: Theory, Art, Activism

Feminism is alive and kicking. Whether it is the global #metoo debate, Pussy Riot’s guerrilla performances in Moscow, SlutWalks in Toronto or Black Protests in Poland, we continue hearing about feminist fight for women’s rights and freedoms. When did this activism start and what did it initially look like? How did women begin formulating feminist ideas and organising to fight for their rights? This introductory seminar will offer a comprehensive overview of the most significant feminist thinkers to date and identify their major interventions in art, culture and philosophy. We will look at feminists from the Middle Ages up until today and will consider feminist theory, art, literature and political activism. 

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Iwona Janicka

AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Assistant Professor