Women and Gender in Renaissance Italy|
This course examines Renaissance notions of woman in the context of new ideas about Renaissance man and gender relations in Renaissance Italy. On the basis of works written by modern historians as well as reading primary sources, students will explore such issues as whether women had a Renaissance; how women, men, and gender relations were affected by new theories and practices of marriage, by new conceptions of science and sexuality, by the development of premodern capitalism, and by the emergence of new forms of learning and artistic expression.
SPEAKING: Students are expected to participate actively in class discussion with a focus on making logical arguments, presenting evidence to support their statements, and learning to respond to the comments of other students in ways that advance the intellectual discussion. Students will also help lead discussion at each class meeting.
WRITING: Students will write five 4-6 page papers. As part of several of the assignments, students will read each other's work and make suggestions for improvement. The instructor will also read the papers closely and will comment on them.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Judith Brown and Robert Davis, eds., GENDER AND SOCIETY IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
Ian Maclean, THE RENAISSANCE NOTION OF WOMAN
Leon Battista Alberti, THE FAMILY IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE (Book 3)
Michael Rocke, FORBIDDEN FRIENDSHIPS: HOMOSEXUALITY AND MALE CULTURE IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE
Additional readings will be assigned.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Five 4-6 page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Active participation in class discussion based on weekly readings. No unexcused absences. No extensions.
|Instructor(s): Brown,Judith C. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 0|