30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores the roles women have played within and through structures and discourses of power: as wielders of office, as victims of persecution, and as agents of cultural change. The module uses case studies from particular historical contexts - potentially ranging from the medieval to the modern - to engage with the methodological challenge of identifying female agency in the historical record. It draws on a range of theoretical approaches and on written and material forms of evidence to enable you to reach your own insights.

Restrictions on availability: Departmental approval required

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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