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Instructor Info:Jutta Sperling
Office Extension x5578
Jessica Stephens
TA Info:Nina Palisano
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
Description: This course is an introductory history course based entirely on primary literature, art, and music written and produced by women. We will read letters, scientific treatises, autobiographies, and political writings by prominent mystics (Saints Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila), proto-feminist writers (Christine de Pizan and Moderata Fonte), female physicians and midwives (Trotula and Jane Sharp), Jewish businesswomen (Glickl van Hameln), fake saints (Cecilia Ferazzi), courtesans (Veronica Franco), cross-dressing soldiers (Catalina/o de Erauso), and French revolutionaries (Olympe de Gouges). In addition, we will listen to music by Francesca Caccini and Italian nuns and view the art of Artemisia Gentileschi, Lavinia Fontana, and Sofonisba Anguissola. Mix of creative writing assignments and analytical papers.