Units of Study

ARIS2675 - Gendering History in the Arab World

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lucia Sorbera


This unit situates contemporary debates about gender in the context of the history of the Middle East and North Africa. The unit focuses on a selection of literary and audiovisual productions from Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and the Maghreb countries. Representations of masculinity (and male and female homosexuality) will form an integral part of the analysis. The interactions of gender, culture and history are analysed through feminist, literary, cultural and historiographical criticism.


1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x500wd mid semester test (20%), 1x1000wd research project plan (10%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 credit points at Junior level in at least one of the following: Arabic and Islamic Studies, European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, English, Government, History, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communication, Gender and Cultural Studies.


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