Contini-Morava

Selected Publications
2012 - The message in the navel: (ir)realis and negation in Swahili. Language Sciences 34 (2): 200-215.
2008 - Human Relationship Terms, Discourse Prominence, and Asymmetrical Animacy in Swahili. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 29 (2):127-171.
2007 - Swahili Morphology: Morphologies of Asia and Africa. . Alan Kaye, ed. Pp. 1129-1158. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns .

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SPAN 4310

Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present—poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. We will read works by authors of various generations and countries as well as essays on gender theory. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture, with emphasis on how women from various backgrounds have articulated their female experience in societies that establish strong differences between the roles of men and women. Films and other audiovisual materials will be used to illustrate the social and cultural context.

ITAL 4350

Images of women as presented in major Italian literary works from the Medieval period to the 20th century. Areas in which gender issues will be examined include authorship, genre, feminist literary criticism, and representation theory. 

SOC 4350

Examines gender stratification - the relative level of equality of men and women in a given group - in comparative and cross-historical perspective.  Several theories are presented to explain the variations, from gender-egalitarian to highly patriarchal groups.

SOC 2380

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to interrogating links between gender and violence. We will focus on representations of violence and theories of subjectivity in response to violence, querying how gender inflects the event and aftermath of violence.

RELJ 3430

This course explores the role of women in Judaism as understood by classical Jewish sources and as reconceived by key feminist thinkers in the modern era. Starting with the classical sources, this course familiarizes students with talmudic sources that touch on various aspects of women's lives. We begin with the observation that classical Jewish sources imagine sexuality as a potent creative force, and then explore a number of derivative questions affecting the status and lives of women. How did this positive embrace of sexuality affect the place accorded women in Jewish society?

PLPT 4200

Studies modern and contemporary feminist theories of political life.

PLCP 3350

This course examines how different countries “do” gender, exploring the political, social and economic construction of sexual difference.  Our focus will be on how power is gendered and its effects on women and men in the developing world.  We begin with a theoretical discussion of patriarchy, gender and feminist methods.  Continuing to draw upon these theoretical debates, the course then investigates a series of issues, including gender and state formation in the Middle East, women’s political participation in India and South Africa, feminist and women’s movements in Latin America and Ugan

NUCO 3600

Department consent required
Explores issues of health and wellness for women and the childbearing family, major health challenges affecting women, and the recognition and management of complications and risk factors occurring during the reproductive period. Clinical placement includes hospital and community settings.

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