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. (HNU)(HEU)

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

Winter 2023: Online course

Jomarie Alano
Jomarie Alano
Visiting Lecturer
Section ID:HIST 3662 101-SEM
Number:1105
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 3-20, 2023
Final exam/project due:Friday January 20, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
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Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Alano, J. (jma49)
Min. enroll:6
Max. enroll:12
Restrictions:Taught as an online course only
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