HIST610 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: WOMEN GENDER & SEXUALITY

Description: 
This course examines the history and historiography of women, gender and sexuality in the modern United States, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth. Students will read some of the recent literature that addresses current issues in the field, including the relationship between bodies, genders, sexualities, ‘race’ and ethnicities; media and culture; political economy and the state; empire and international history. The course highlights the production of knowledge about women, gender, and sexuality as significant categories of historical analysis, and considers how they have reshaped (or not) the major interpretations of modern U.S. history. Students will read primary sources in relation to the historical works; do an exercise in a special collection or archive focused on women, gender, and/or sexuality; and write a conference paper on a relevant topic. My aim is to expand the bounds of the usual graduate readings course and create a more holistic experience.
Instructors: 
PEISS, KATHY
Day and Time: 
W 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Activity: 
SEM
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