645408 Women´s History - Gender History: Women and War: Eastern European Gender History in the Twentieth Century

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645408
Women´s History - Gender History: Women and War: Eastern European Gender History in the Twentieth Century
VO 2
5
Block
annually
English

> Understanding of historical contexts and recognizing patterns of gender relations in war and postwar situations

> Analysis of various types of documentation and memory (texts, photos, films)

> The role of central and eastern European women and their active participation in armed conflicts

 

Women’s situations, roles and actual involvement in wars are multiple and yet often differ from the traditionally more well-known accounts of men. The range may cover concrete war heroines and pitiful, traumatized victims. Furthermore, there are perceptions of women in war – which are essentially characterized by gender relations – that may be at odds with everyday life experiences as well as with collective memory (a case in point would be attitudes towards children born during occupation). We’ll explore and discuss eyewitness accounts, historical research, gender theory and contemporary films (Komissar’, Anonyma, Grbavica) of wartime in (Soviet) Russia, Germany and Yugoslavia largely from a women’s perspective.

Interdisciplinary methods of historical, literarary and cultural studies (including film and media criticism)

Gender theory

 

Final written exam

Albahari, David: Warum? In: Die andere nebenan. Eine Anthologie Südosten Europas, hg. von Richard Swartz, Frankfurt am Main 2007

Aleksievič, Svetlana: Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht. Aus dem Russ. von Johann Warkentin. Hamburg 1989

Ceram, C. W.: Eine Frau in Berlin: Tagebuchaufzeichnungen vom 20. April bis 22. Juni 1945 (Anonyma). Nachw. von Kurt W. Marek. Frankfurt am Main 2003

Drakulić, Slavenka: Als gäbe es mich nicht (Kao da me nema), Berlin 1999

 

 

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23.10.2015
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2015-10-23
10.00 - 14.30 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free
Sat 2015-10-24
10.00 - 14.30 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-11-20
10.00 - 14.30 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free
Sat 2015-11-21
10.00 - 14.30 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2016-01-22
10.00 - 13.00 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free
Sat 2016-01-23
10.00 - 11.30 Hörsaal 2 Hörsaal 2 Barrier-free Prüfungstermin
Fri 2016-02-19
10.00 - 11.30 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free 2. Prüfungstermin
Mon 2016-05-09
17.15 - 18.45 Hörsaal 5 Hörsaal 5 Barrier-free 3. Prüfungstermin