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OSPOXFRD 57: The Rise of the Woman Writer 1660-1860

Emergence and rise of the professional woman writer from playwright and Royalist spy Aphra Behn (1640-89) to novelist and proto-feminist Charlotte Bronte (1816-55). How women writers dealt with criticism for writing publicly, placing each author and text in its historical and literary context. Range of poets, playwrights, and novelists including Eliza Haywood, Frances Burney, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Topics: gender roles and proto-feminism, the public versus the private sphere, sexuality, courtship and marriage.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Plaskitt, E. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 60: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Study of Shakespeare's work alongside that of his contemporaries. Characteristics of his art as well as insight into this period of British history. Visits to performances of plays.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum
Instructors: Marsh, K. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 68: Modern Architecture and the Utopian Vision

Modern architecture's crucial part in shaping our daily environment. Examine both the practical and the visionary origins of the Modern Movement in architecture in 20th-century Europe and America and examine its development down to the present day. Visits to see some of the recent Oxford buildings and to reflect on how architects have responded to the needs of one of the world's top universities as it undergoes rapid change and growth. Taught by one of the founders of the Oxford-based firm that carried out the award-winning refurbishment and expansion of Stanford House, Oxford, in 2014-15.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

OSPOXFRD 93: Collecting the World

The art, science, and culture of the creation, transmission and collection of valuable, useful and informative objects and texts before the twentieth century, and the associated theories, purposes, and methods for collecting `worldly' goods and other valuables. Means by which local academic practices engaged with global developments in the arts and sciences through examination of primarily early modern material and intellectual culture in and around Oxfordshire. Assessments of quality, meaning, usage, cultural significance and the reception of material ¿treasures¿ in the storage rooms, vaults, and on display in museums, galleries, and libraries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Landrus, M. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 95: Global Islam and the British Empire

Oxford as the intellectual hub of Britain's lengthy engagement with Islam and Muslim societies and as a window onto the history and contemporary politics of empire, religion, race, gender, migration, and citizenship. How European scholars came to "know" Islam through material culture, archaeology, manuscripts, and art. British colonial rule in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa through examination of artifacts and textual sources in museums, libraries, and archives of Oxford and London. Politics of Islam in British society since the dissolution of the empire. How competing claims about migration, gender, race, secularism, geopolitics, militancy, cosmopolitanism, and 'Britishness' have framed debates about Islam and Muslims in Britain, Europe, and the world today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Crews, R. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 96: Modern Afghanistan

This independent study course will explore the history and contemporary politics of Afghanistan.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Crews, R. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 117W: Gender and Social Change in Modern Britain

Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations. Demographic, economic and social factors; review of theoretical ideas. Men's and women's shifting roles in a fast-moving society.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Palmer, A. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)
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