ASIAN 498 B: Special Topics

Winter 2023
Meeting:
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm / LOW 115
SLN:
22074
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
RELIG 456 A , C LIT 322 B
Instructor:
GENDER AND THE HINDU GODDESS. OFFERED JOINTLY WITH RELIG 456 A AND C LIT 322 B.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

GENDER AND THE HINDU GODDESS (DIV,  VLPA)

(still of Sharmila Tagore in Satyajit Ray's 1960 movie Devi)

(Still of Sharmila Tagore in the 1960 movie Devi, directed by Satyajit Ray)

Explore the world of the Hindu Goddess
Some of the questions we will explore:
What are the many manifestations of the Goddess?
What are her major festivals and how is she celebrated and worshiped?
How does she function as a role model for Hindu women?
How does she pervade high-brow literary as well as popular culture?
and much more…
Keep a Goddess Journal, co-lead one class discussion,
and work on a final presentation to be written up as a paper or short essay.

As part of this class you will enjoy a complimentary Indian dance performance in Meany Hall

"Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim” (at a day of your choice between Feb09Feb11) by Ragamala Dance Company [meanycenter.org]

Class website is on Moodle: https://moodle.llc.washington.edu/mod/forum/view.php?id=9236

Catalog Description:
Offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members. Topics vary. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
January 28, 2023 - 2:29 pm