Gendering History in the Arab World (ARIS2675)


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.

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


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

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(12 Junior credit points from one of (Arabic and Islamic Studies, European Studies, European, Classical or Middle Eastern Languages or Studies, English, Government and International Relations, History, Sociology, Media and Communications or Gender and Cul

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