Fall 2018 - HS 318 D100

Heroines in Greece and Beyond: Political Representations of Women in Film and Literature (4)

Class Number: 8894

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 10921, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines the impact of national and political contexts upon individual women, their personal histories, political engagement, memories and identities. Traces archetypes of women from the Greek world into different contexts. Students with credit for GSWS 318 or HS 303 under the title "Political Representations of Women in Film and Literature" may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Examines the impact of national and political contexts upon individual women, their personal histories, political engagement, memories and identities. Traces archetypes of women from the ancient Greek world into different contexts. Specifically, this course reflects on past and present representations of women in a wide range of writings and films produced in N. America, Europe, the Balkans and Latin America. The objective of the course is to analyze the selected visual and textual narratives so as to reflect on the specific social contexts and the prevailing cultural and gender norms. It will offer a critical analysis on the continuities and discontinuities of women’s representations while reflecting on post/modernity, gender, politics, philosophy, theory and broader contemporary debates. Course cross-listed as HUM 360/HS 318.

Grading

  • Class Participation 10%
  • Attendance 5%
  • Presentation 15%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Portfolio 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Whitehead, Stephen. Talahite, Anissa. Moodley, Roy. Gender and Identity; Key Themes and New Directions. Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0195444902

Additional readings available online, through the SFU Library.

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Archer Mann, Susan. Doing Feminist Theory; From Modernity to Postmodernity. Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0199858101
  • Campbell, Lara. Myers, Tamara. Perry, Adele. eds. Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0199011087
  • Mayor, Adrienne. The Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0691147208

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