The focus of this course is the productions, performances and practices of gender in the rich, diverse, and contested climate of contemporary Israeli Jewish and Palestinian realities. A selection of films, including shorts and documentaries, short stories, novels will provide us with the opportunity to address the subject of fe/male difference and its representation at the dynamic intersection of religion, nationalism, ethnicity, religion, race, and class. Close analysis of the course materials will also help us develop critical tools to approach historical development, identity construction and the potential to generate change.
Sundays, 1:00-3:00, 2160 Askwith, Shapiro Screening room
January 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; March 17, 31; April 7