WOMENSTD 376 - Women and the Bible
Section: 001 Feminist Readings
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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(Gender, Culture, and Representation).
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This course is an interdisciplinary seminar that approaches the women of the Bible — from Eve, Sara, and Hagar through Miriam, Ruth, Judith, and Mary — within the broad critical perspective of gender and sexuality. We will discuss works by prominent feminist scholars who have critiqued patriarchal, heteronormative male culture and illuminated the field of biblical studies.

We will ask what kind of alternative tools, sensibilities, and knowledge one needs to engage with the “women’s communities” of the Bible, and what kind of old conventions one must leave behind. In addition to learning how meaning is constructed in the Bible, we will explore the ways these foundational women have figured in history and contemporary culture in art, films, and poetry.

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WOMENSTD 376 - Women and the Bible
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0307490009
Reading the women of the bible : a new interpretation of their stories, Author: Frymer-Kensky, Tikva., Publisher: Schocken Books 2013
ISBN: 0827607660
JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh : the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation., Publisher: Jewish Publication Society 2003
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