- Schedule of Classes - September 3, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 13, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
This course will examine the often-neglected role of women in the history of war and peace. We will use women's writings--diaries, memoirs, letters, speeches, fictional accounts, and the like--to analyze world War I, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War from a female perspective. Through a thorough reading of British feminist Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum's An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork, and Italian Resistance activist Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary, we will explore the question of women's autobiographical writing and its political, social, and cultural implications. We will also study other topics, such as women's suffrage, motherhood and family, resistance to fascism, and the Holocaust.
When Offered Winter, Summer.
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Three Week Summer.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- May 29 - Jun 21, 2019
Instruction Mode: Online
This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=3173
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