NEAREAST 441 - Gender and Society in Ancient Egypt
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Some familiarity with Egypt is helpful.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this seminar, students will investigate gender in ancient Egyptian society. Using ancient texts in translation, scholarly readings and archaeological data as seen through a variety of approaches, students will explore the definitions of gender in Egyptian society, gender roles and relations, and the impacts of status, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and other factors on ancient Egyptian understandings of gender. Course projects will include analysis of Egyptian literary texts and work on artifacts in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. and is intended for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates.

Course Requirements:

This seminar will require full participation (readings, in-class discussion and presentation and writing.

Intended Audience:

This seminar is intended for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates.

No prior knowledge of ancient Egypt or gender studies is assumed, although will be helpful.

Class Format:


NEAREAST 441 - Gender and Society in Ancient Egypt
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780674954694
Women in ancient Egypt, Author: Gay Robins., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1993
ISBN: 063121299X
Archaeologies of social life : age, sex, class etecera in ancient Egypt., Author: Lynn Meskell., Publisher: Blackwell 1999
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