HIST361

Heroines in History

30 points

Not offered 2020, offered in 2019

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts

Description

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.

Pre-requisites

30 points at 200 level HIST, or
200 level Ancient History or
200 level MAOR.

Restrictions

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