What is the course about?
The course is an interdisciplinary investigation of how a selection of biblical women’s stories from the book of Genesis have been interpreted in the visual arts.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The following biblical women’s stories from the book of Genesis and their depiction in the visual arts will be examined: Eve, Sarah and Hagar, Rebekah and Potiphar’s wife.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate an awareness of the hermeneutical and exegetical issues associated with the study of Biblical texts concerning women, and texts which have affected women’s lives;
- demonstrate a stronger awareness of a wide range of feminist hermeneutics;
- understand the variety in which these texts have been interpreted in the visual arts;
- engage in a close study of both the set texts and the paintings which depict them;.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All levels are welcome. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through seminars, and group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Handouts will be provided by the tutors.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other Classical Civilisation, language or literature classes in Term 2. Check our website for details or ask your tutor.