Aarhus, Denmark

Women and Nature: Ecofeminism in Theory and Practice

when 4 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language Danish
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 830

Is there a connection between the oppression of women and the oppression of nature? Can our current ecological crisis be averted if we address the exploitation of women too? Ecofeminists say ‘yes’ to both questions. They claim that our domination over animals, earth and people for the sole purpose of generating wealth is at the root of our environmental predicament. Women and nature are intimately intertwined and we need to critically examine this relation. This introductory seminar will offer a comprehensive overview of the most significant ecofeminist thinkers to date and identify their major interventions in politics, culture, philosophy and art. We will look at various forms of ecofeminism: vegetarian, spiritual, materialist as well as consider ecofeminist activism in contemporary environmental movements. We will examine ecofeminist artworks, community projects and spiritual practices. What is more, we will engage with the question of gender: Does one have to be a biological woman to be an ecofeminist? Finally, we will consider the critiques of ecofeminism to evaluate ecofeminism’s potential for future political, social and cultural change.

Course leader

Iwona Janicka

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 830: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1373: NON-EU/EEA citizens

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