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Courses

HIST 3662 Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1950

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

HIST 3662 101-SEM Online course

Number:1471
Class dates:May 29-June 21, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:online course
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Alano, J. (jma49)
Max. enroll:12
Restrictions:Offered as an online course only (both winter and summer).
To enroll:This class is not available for online enrollment. To enroll, submit a paper enrollment form. Enroll now.
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