HIST 3559-001(JewWomen)

Course Name: 
New Course in General History: History of Jewish Women
Units: 
3

After an introduction into gender studies and women’s history, this course explores the experiences of Jewish women over the course of three centuries of Jewish communal existence in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, and Israel, following the assumption that their history was distinctive as Jews and as women.  The course will focus on Jewish women’s encounters with modernity. We will analyze women’s lives, occupations, and thoughts, their impact on Jewish and gentile societies, and the perception of their changing roles among Jews and gentiles. Class discussion will be based on sources and scholarly literature, as well as a selection of literary texts, artwork, and films

Instructor: 
Hanna Schmidt Hollaender