MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one previous course in Middle East studies. Students should not elect the same topic twice.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The majority of literary and material evidence from religions in the ancient Mediterranean world was produced by men, for men. So, what can be said about women in antiquity? This is the guiding question for this course. Using a variety of methods and broad-ranging evidence, we will take a deep dive into modern and ancient constructions of gender, “historical” women, and literary women. To examine these topics, we will cover the time period from the rise of the Hellenistic period to the fall of the Roman Empire, and look at artifacts and ancient literature from Judaism, Christianity, and “pagan” religions. Primary sources will include a variety of non-canonical and canonical sources (e.g., Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, Philo, New Testament, Church Fathers, Rabbinic literature). Our work together will focus on uncovering what can be known about women—and how it can be known—and the construction of gender and religion in antiquity.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in the Bible, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Jewish Studies, Classical Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Middle East Studies.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

Schedule

MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
  Hybrid
25499
Open
12
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets-with MIDEAST 595.001 and COMPLIT 434.001
002 (SEM)
 In Person
30251
Open
10
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets-with MIDEAST 595.002 and AAS 358.011
003 (SEM)
 In Person
33750
Open
14
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets-with JUDAIC 318.002
004 (SEM)
 In Person
34554
Open
6
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Judaic-homed course: JUDAIC 318
005 (SEM)
 In Person
35787
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Judaic-homed course: JUDAIC 318

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