JUDAIC 376 - Women and the Bible
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Feminist Readings
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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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.


JUDAIC 376 - Women and the Bible
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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