Women and Gender in the bible and contemporary society

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The course provides the opportunity to understand the ways in which readings of biblical women establish creative transactions between ancient patriarchal cultures and modern post-industrial cultures via counter-readings, misreadings and outraged readings, and more broadly, how this relates to our understanding of the place of the Bible in western society.

Field trips

The course will include visits to cultural sites to explore the ways in which biblical women are celebrated or lamented, and we will study contemporary retellings of biblical women in film, literature and TV to reconstruct their stories and reflect on their place in our world.

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • you should be currently enrolled at an international higher education institution.

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more
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This is a guide, for further information email internationalsummerschools@glasgow.ac.uk


What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide a rigorous analysis of the historical, cultural and literary character of specific biblical texts about women;
  • Offer a critical and in-depth analysis of a variety of interpretive approaches to the representation of women in biblical texts;
  • Reflect critically and comparatively about ideologies in biblical texts and in their afterlives.