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Women in History - ABO800698E
Anglický název: Women in History
Zajišťuje: Zahraniční oddělení (21-ZO)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2018
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Garant: doc. Mgr. Libuše Heczková, Ph.D.
PhDr. Eva Kalivodová, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 09.2 General and Comparative Literature
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Sylabus

Women in History, summer semester 2017/2018

ABO800698, ABO800698E, ANMPAPV39

Tue 18, 20–19, 50 p.m., room 206 (Šporkův palác, Hybernská 3, 2nd floor)

Syllabus

Links to the separate MOODLE of the Center for Gender Studies, for accessing MOST assigned texts: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4418 NEBO http://gender.ff.cuni.cz/  and then go to MOODLE.  Password: knihovna:

We also recommend to use sources in some libraries: Knihovna Jana Palacha (nám. J. Palacha 2), Knihovna etnologie  (Celetná 20), Knihovna gender studies (Gender Studies o.p.s, Masarykovo nábřeží 8, http://en.genderstudies.cz/ )

1/ (February 20) The birth of liberal thought in the 19th century and its relations to feminisms. Constitution of environment for women´s public engagement in early modernity.

2/ (February 27) Discussion of the studied sources:

READING ASSIGNMENT:

A/ John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): The Subjection of Women, chapter 1 and 3, from the edited text on MOODLE.

B/ Michael Waener. „Public and Private“. In Stimpson, Catherine R. – Herdt, Gilbert (eds.). Critical Terms for the Study of Gender. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. MOODLE

(C/ ADDITIONALLY/ALTERNATIVELY, EXCERPTS) Karen Offen: from European Feminisms 1700-1950. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. MOODLE)

Questions:

AD/ MILL:

CHAPTER 1

1/What does Mill mean by prevailing public "sentiment" or "feeling" about women? And what does his position of "reason" mean in realaton to women? (at least one concrete argument)

2/ What does Mill mean by comparison of the current position of women and slavery?

CHAPTER 3

1/ How does Mill argue for free access of women to public occupations? How does he employ the argument about women "governors" (rulers)?

2/ What are some of his arguments (at least two) against the common opinion that women´s incapability to succeed in public offices/professions is rooted in their nature?

AD/ WAENER:

 

1/ There are conflicting meanings  of private and public depicted at p. 364.  Choose one of these pairs and pinpoint the problems  with the given pair from your own experience - personal or from your historical knowledge. 

 2/ What does the slogan "the personal is political" mean?

3/ What are the advatages and disadvatages of the liberal philospohical and political tradition?

 

3/ (March 6) The birth of Czech national consciousness and its influence on the “woman question”.

 READING ASSIGNEMENT:

“Introduction”; voluntarily “Božena Němcová”, In Wilma A. Iggers: Women of Prague. Ethnic Diversity and Social Change from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Providence – Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1995, pp. 1-29, 49-89 (also accessible from Google Books)

“Karolina Světlá”, “Eliška Krásnohorská”, In Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi, eds., Biographical dictionary of women's movements and feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe : 19th and 20th centuries. New York : Central European University Press, 2005.

(ALTERNATIVELY, VOLUNTARILY: Božena Němcová on Radio Prague http://www.radio.cz/en/section/books/bozena-nemcova-the-mother-of-czech-prose-1

Karolina Světlá on Radio Prague http://www.radio.cz/en/section/czechs/social-chronicler-and-society-girl-karolina-svetla; http://www.radio.cz/en/section/in-focus/new-projects-aim-to-keep-legacy-of-karolina-svetla-alive)

QUESTIONS:

1/ On the basis of reading the “Introduction” to Wilma Iggers book Women of Prague (in Google Books), try to formulate what was the connection between the development of Czech women´s emancipation and the development of Czech nationalism? Please, give one or two facts (contained in the “Introduction”) that prove this connection.

2/ How did the activities of Czech women in the 19th century differ from the situation and position of Prague women of other ethnicities?

3/ Which facts of life of Karolina Světlá and Eliška Krásnohorská (voluntarily Božena Němcová) seem surprising to you and why? I.e. which ones would you like to discuss more in depth (2 facts for each woman – choose two women of these three).to the separate MOODLE of the Center for Gender Studies ( (Short biographical entries of Světlá and Krásnohorská from The Biographical Dictionary accessible from the separate MOODLE of the Center for Gender Studies, see links above; a chapter about Němcová is in Wilma Iggers´s book, Google Books)

4/ (March 13) Gendered Patterns in scholarship. First Czech women medical doctors

READING ASSIGNEMENT:

See „Anna Bayerová“, MOODLE

Pnina G. Abir-Am – Dorinda Outram eds., Uneasy carriers and intimate lives: Women in Science. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Marilyn Ogilvie – Joy Harvey, eds. The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York – London: Routledge, 2000 (National Library – Referential Center)

Women in Science, entry in Wikipedia (as a starting point)

QUESTIONS:

1/ READ the two biographical entries of first Czech women medical doctors in the MOODLE, under the heading „Anna Bayerová“, and be ready to point out how their careers were related to the Czech women´s emancipation movement. Look up, please, when women became allowed to study at the universities in your countries and when first women medical doctors with university education started their practice there.

2/ Read the entry “Women  in Science” in the English Wikipedia, and on its basis (and/or the basis of other studied sources - The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century MENTIONED ABOVE IS AVAILABLE IN in the National Library of the Czech Republic, „Národní knihovna“, not far from Náměstí Jana Palacha) describe some two concrete social conditions or influences that hindered (or enhanced) women´s engagement in science in a concrete historical and cultural context. REMEMBER THAT WE STRESSED THAT GENDER RELATIONS WOULD ALWAYS CHANGE IN THE COURSE OF HISTORY IN DIFFERENT CULTURES. Choose one woman scientist (or expert) and be ready to inform us about her in a 3-minute presentation.  

5/ (March 20) No session. Students will study sources to find out about women´s activities, about women in public space (or in science, or scholarship, or any professional or half-professional fields in the 19th-century or early 20th-century national contexts of their choice).

RECOMMENDED READING:

Pnina G. Abir-Am – Dorinda Outram eds., Uneasy carriers and intimate lives: Women in Science. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Marilyn Ogilvie – Joy Harvey, eds. The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York – London: Routledge, 2000 (National Library – Referential Center)

Women in Science, entry in Wikipedia (as a starting point)

6/ (March 27) STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS on the basis of assignment 5/. 

7/ (April 3) Milada Horáková: Czech lawyer, feminist, politician, and victim of Stalinist trials

READING ASSIGNEMENT:

Marci Shore. Narrative/Archive/Trace: The Trial of Milada Horáková. In Kalivodová, E. – Shore, M. – True, J. (eds.) One Eye Open. Special Issue I-II: Gender and Historical Memory. Praha 1998.  MOODLE

Eva Kalivodová: „Czech Society in-between the Waves“,  IN: European Journal of Women's Studies, Vol 12, 2005/4. London: Sage. MOODLE

QUESTIONS:

1/ Ad/ Czech Society in-between the Waves“: Can you explain what is meant by the pre-feminist and post-feminist aspects of gender roles in the Czcech Republic of the end of the 20th century? Can you point to the reasons of these aspects?

2/ Ad/ “Narrative/Archive/Trace: The Trial of Milada Horáková“: Can you describe the genre of the text and the effect it has made upon you? What have you learnt about Horáková,  her family, and the atmosphere in Czech society of 1950?

8/ (April 10) Gender in socialism                                         

READING ASSIGNMENT:

Eva Kalivodová: „Czech Society in-between the Waves“,  IN: European Journal of Women's Studies, Vol 12, 2005/4. London: Sage. MOODLE

Hana Havelková – Libora Oates-Indruchová, eds. The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism. New York – London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 7-27. MOODLE

Jana Hradilková. More than a Family Saga (oral history). In Kalivodová, E. – Shore, M. – True, J. (eds.) One Eye Open. Special Issue I, II: Gender and Historical Memory. Praha 1998; 2002.

Libora Oates Indruchová. [Commentary on More than a Family Saga]. One Eye Open. Special Issue I, II: Gender and Historical Memory. Praha 1998; 2002.

Questions:

1/Why did the socialist goverment support women?

2/What are the fundamental advantages and disadvantages of the gender culture under the state socialism?

9/ (April 17) Gender in socialism and elsewhere: The 2nd wave of feminism.

READING ASSIGNMENT:

From Germaine Greer, Female Eunuch, 1970: Chapters: Foreword; (Summary – voluntarily); Hair, at https://seminariolecturasfeministas.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/germaine-greer-the-female-eunuch.pdf)

QUESTIONS:

A/ What does Greer suggest about the 1960s, as regards gender behaviour in these respects? /Is it a perspective on prosexual revolt or on „sexless and infantile“ behviour?/ What does Greer tell you about the body? What do hair; depilation stand for?

B/ What do you know and think about this kind of behaviour today? What does it manifest about gender and sex?

10/ (April 24)

Students presentations: Students can develop their reserch on women in the 19th-century or early 20th-century national contexts of their choice, including ppt (see sessions 5/ and 6/), or they can prepare presentations with ppt on remarkable women of the 20th or 21st century based on inspiration from discussions in sessions 7/-9/ - again, the women can be from national/cultural contexts of their choice.

11/ (May 15)

Students presentations continued.                                    

 

Poslední úprava: Kalivodová Eva, PhDr., Ph.D. (14.04.2018)
 
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