GENDER STORY (LM)

GENDER STORY (LM)

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Code
98453
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will address the main topics related to gender history and discussed by scholarly literature, (especially the more recent studies). In particular, the lessons will focus on the role of women and the relationships within families and society along the medieval centuries with special attention the the period spanning the twelfth to fifteenth centuries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing students with historiogaphical and theoretical tools for the analysis and construction of gender in the Middle Ages (fifth to fifteenth centuries) and to additionally illustrate the general framework of reseach on the role of women in distinct local and territorial contexts in specific time periods.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at instructing students on how to read sources and scholarly literature which deal with aspects of gender and to provide the theoretical tools for the analysis and construction of gender in the Middle Ages (fifth-fifteenth centuries), by providing an introductory picture of scholarship on women in distinct local and territorial contexts and in specific time periods. At the end of the course the students will be able to read sources as well as scholarly literature critically, and contextualize the gender pespective when applied to history.

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites are required.

Teaching methods

Frontal classes. Slides will be shown during lectures; part of the material will be provided in class, part will be available on Aulaweb. Scheduled presentations by the students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

An overview of gender history relative to the Middle Ages, interpretative categories, historiographical updates.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory texts:

1) D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo, il Mulino 2013.

2) Violenza alle donne. Una prospettiva medievale, a cura di A. Esposito, F. Franceschi, G. Piccinni, il Mulino 2018.

A list of reading suggestions and links useful for furthering the knowledge on the topic will be available on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: During the course before and after lesson and by appointment; during the rest of the year (except other lessons or meetings are expected) Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 13, always by appointment.

Ricevimento: During the course before and after lesson and by appointment; during the rest of the year by appointment

Exam Board

DENISE BEZZINA (President)

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI (President)

ANTONELLA ROVERE

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO

SANDRA ORIGONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal classes. Slides will be shown during lectures; part of the material will be provided in class, part will be available on Aulaweb. Scheduled presentations by the students.

LESSONS START

Monday 24 September.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

 

The oral exam will test the student's knowledge of the main gender dynamics both along the Middle Ages, and in more circumscribed contexts, as well as of the historiographical and methodological approaches illustrated during the course and in the texts. The use of an appropriate terminology will also be assessed. Presentations delivered by the students during class or as a written assignment, as outlined by the lecturers, will be considered during the evaluation.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale