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GGS 330SEM - Global Women's Voices
Global Women's Voices SEG Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23935   Enrollment Capacity:   35
Section:   SEG   Enrollment Total:   35
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Room:   Talbrt 113 view map
Location:   North Campus      
This is a course about powerful religious women in a global, comparative context. In it we look specifically at the way women find and use power in religious life, and how they describe that power in their own words. So too, we examine the way they negotiate agency within social structures, using pre-existing models, adapting them, and introducing their own, with varied results. In this way, this course is as much about social change as it is about social structure, and we will explore this in individual accounts from the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, and the US, focusing on Hindu, Jewish, and Christian women┐s writings, of ancient, medieval, and modern provenance.
  Course Description
The interplay between women's social movements and the flow of women's literature within and across national spaces recognizes the power of the word as a critical feminist tool for elevating women's voices in an increasingly technology-oriented global economy. This reading intensive seminar will consider examples of contemporary fiction and nonfiction by representative women; for the purposes of comparing how women living/writing in industrial and developing countries succeed in disrupting the geographic boundaries imposed by culture and politics-specifically the myth of them and us that can frame discussions of social issues foregrounded by women in differing regions. By examining and, hopefully, exposing this myth and its contours, we hope to better understanding why writing and literature remain crucial tools of global feminist activism. This course is the same as JDS 330 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.
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