Heroines in History

30 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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From the days of the Virgin Mary to the advent of Lorde, this course travels through time critically recovering a wide variety of global and local historical heroines. It moves beyond traditional mythological celebration to consider how women's histories have been told, re-told, and represented. What does it take to become celebrated as an icon or role model? Themes include spirituality, health and well-being, warrior and regal identities, politics, governance and domesticity, cross-dressing, martyrdom and untimely death, imperialism, science and technology, education and glamour.


A B average in 60 points in courses from the Arts Schedule approved by the Head of Department.


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