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 modern western society.
Virtual Field Trips
The course will include digital or virtual 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.
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 their afterlives.