Cod: 42102
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Artistic Studies and Literary Studies
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 24

This curricular unit aims to offer students a wide field for reflection and discussion on the thematic area - Women and Cultural and Artistic Production -taking as reference horizon fields of Literature and Advertising.
In a first moment we analize the contribution of the feminist critique for a new understanding of the cul-ture, working on some fundamental theoretical texts. In a second moment, the representations of the femi-nine authorship throughout the literary history are an-alyzed. In a third moment, we focus the attention on gender representations in today's advertising dis-course.


It is expected that each  student / scroll to a path of gradual building of knowledge that allows him/her to question some aspects of the interconnection between gender, sex and cultural and artistic production and get a critical perspective that allows him/her to read / interpret an artistic device, starting from notion of gender as a structuring category.

1. Feminist Approaches to the fields of cultural and artistic production: outline of a problem.

2. The question of female authorship in the history of Literature and Art.

3. Representations of gender in literature and adver-tising discourse.


BETTERTON, Rosemary, (ed.), Looking On, Images of Femininity in the Visual Arts and the Media, Londres, Pandora, 1987.
COUTO, Anabela Galhardo; Catarina Edfeldt, Mulheres que Lêem, Muheres que Escrevem, Lisboa, 101Noites, 2008.
LISPECTOR, Clarice, A descoberta do Mundo, Lisboa, Indícios de Oiro, 2004.
BARRENO, Maria Isabel; Maria Teresa Horta, Maria Velho da Costa, Novas Cartas Portuguesas, 1ª edição anotada, Lisboa, Dom Quixote, 2010.
WOOLF, Virginia, Um Quarto que seja seu, Lisboa, Vega, 1996.
Note: Further readings and audio and video resources will be recommended during the semester at the e-learning platform.



Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Reading competence in English.