Women and War in Lit and Art (IIENG-399)
What does wartime mean for women? What social roles are women expected to play in times of war? What rights do women gain and lose during a conflict? How do female artists define war on local, national, international, and ideological levels? In this course, we will analyze women's creative output from around the world, including literature, music, film, and visual art. Rather than an exhaustive survey of war literature, this course seeks to introduce an array of global responses to conflict. These texts challenge the boundaries between the battlefront and the home front, demonstrating how women might be both victims and agents of change during times of social upheaval and strife.
Faculty: Emily R Robins Sharpe
Start/End Date: Aug. 26, 2013 - Dec. 13, 2013
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning