Course description

This course will examine the often-neglected role of women in the history of war and peace. We will use women's writings--diaries, memoirs, letters, speeches, fictional accounts, and the like--to analyze World War I, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War from a female perspective. Through a thorough reading of British feminist Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum's An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork, and Italian Resistance activist Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary, we will explore the question of women's autobiographical writing and its political, social, and cultural implications. We will also study other topics, such as women's suffrage, motherhood and family, resistance to fascism, and the Holocaust.

Offered as an online session course only (winter and summer).

Classes

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Winter 2020: Online course

Section ID:HIST 3662 101-SEM
Number:1079
Class dates:January 2-18, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Alano, J. (jma49)
Max. enroll:15
Restrictions:Taught as an online course only
Notes:Offered as an online winter session course only.
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:HIST 3662 101-SEM
Number:1166
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Due date:Friday June 19, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Alano, J. (jma49)
Max. enroll:12
Restrictions:Offered as an online course only (both winter and summer).
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:Cross-listed with FGSS 3662 101-SEM
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

The HIST 3662 102-SEM section of this course has been canceled.