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CHID 270 A: Special Topics


Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:00pm - 2:20pm
THO 101
Joint Sections: 
ENGL 259 B, GERMAN 298 A
Annegret Oehme

Syllabus Description:

Revised Syllabus.docx


Class Reading

Individual Readings (Canvas)


02/19 Tuesday


LWL 10, 11, 12 (Canvas)

World Literatures Witch Presentations

Quiz due: 02/20 11:59pm

Modern Witches in Real Life and Fantasy

02/21 Thursday

“Museum in the Larger Society”; MoPOP exhibit

LWL 13 (Canvas)


02/26 Tuesday

Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel (Canvas)

LWL 14 (Canvas)


02/28 Thursday

“Women and Witches” (Canvas)

LWL 15 (Canvas)


03/05 Tuesday

LWL 16, 17, 18



Quiz due: 03/06 11:59pm

03/07 Thursday

Podcast (Canvas), VSI ch. 7 & ch.8



03/12 Tuesday

I am not a witch (Canvas)



03/14 Thursday



Special Exhibit Fair

Final Reflection LWL: 03/20


Additional Details:

                        TAUGHT BY ANNEGRET OEHME.                                                                                                                           
                        *OFFERED JOINTLY WITH GERMAN                                                                                                                        
                        DUE TO THE "POWER TO CREATE                                                                                                                         
                        LIFE", WOMAN HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED                                                                                                                   
                        WITH SPECIAL POWERS IN DIFFERENT                                                                                                                    
                        CULTURES AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.                                                                                                                    
                        THIS CLASS EXPLORES GENDER                                                                                                                          
                        CONSTRUCTIONS BASED ON HOW WOMEN                                                                                                                    
                        HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIAL                                                                                                                   
                        POWERS IN DIFFERENT CULTURES AND                                                                                                                    
                        LANGUAGES WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON                                                                                                                   
                        THE GERMAN MIDDLE AGES AND MODERN                                                                                                                   
                        POP-CULTURE. THIS COURSE                                                                                                                            
                        DISCUSSES THE DEMONETIZATION OF                                                                                                                     
                        FEMININITY AS WELL AS THE                                                                                                                           
                        FASCINATION WITH IT THROUGH THE                                                                                                                     
                        CONCEPT OF ASCRIBING SPECIAL                                                                                                                        
                        POWERS TO WOMEN. THE TEXTS                                                                                                                          
                        INCLUDE GERMAN FAIRY TALES, ART                                                                                                                     
                        BY ALBRECHT DURER AND HANS                                                                                                                          
                        BALDUNG, AND MODERN POP-CULTURE                                                                                                                     
                        APPROPRIATIONS SUCH AS "THE LAST                                                                                                                    
                        WITCH HUNTER".
Catalog Description: 
Each special topics course examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:11pm