JWST 311 Gender in Jewish History (3 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

Overview

Jewish Studies : How does the inclusion of women and issues of gender change our understanding of the Jewish past? By examining a broad range of historical sources from around the world—including prayer books, letters, newspapers, novels and diaries to music, art and film— this course examines this question from the Middle Ages to the present day. Major topics to be covered include: religion and spirituality, economic life, the body and sexuality, domesticity, relations with non-Jewish neighbours, and political activism.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.