The Catholic University of America

Women, Sex, and Gender, 1100-1500 (Hist. 607)

This colloquium aims to introduce the literature of the inter-related topics of women, sex, and gender in the later medieval period. We will examine some classic topics, theory, and historiography of women's history in addition to the recent scholarship in the developing fields of the history of gender and sexuality. Topics can include: women and work; women and religion; gender and religion; gender and identity; gender and household; heresy and gender; sexual orientations, discourses on sex and sexuality. All readings are in English.