HIST 3662

HIST 3662

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU)(HEU)

Comments Offered as an on-line course only.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Winter Session.  Combined with: FGSS 3662

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1102 HIST 3662   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    This Online Winter Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ws/courses/courses.php?v=3173