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Feminists, Femme Fatales, or Father's Little Girl? The "New" German Woman
GRST 259
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: GELT 259

In Germany, the turn of the 20th century saw a new sense of nationhood (Germany was unified as an empire in 1871), a population surge, and increased industrialization. Opportunities for women were expanding as well, but these were far more resistant to radical change. This course will examine the social and cultural tension surrounding the emergence of a New Woman in the last decades of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th. Using novels, short stories, and film, we will explore how women were portrayed in mainstream culture, how women "performed" their gender in the period in question, and how some wrote about their own experiences and ideals.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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