Germany and Islam (in English)
Women's status in Islam is one of the most controversial and serious issues of our time. For those Muslim women who reside in a Judeo-Christian environment, their status is further obfuscated by tensions between contested constructions of gender. This course offers a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on gender construction in Germany as relating to Islam. We will interrogate some of the assumptions made about the formation and representation of "femininity" within different cultural frameworks. Primary readings will include works by Özdamar, Senocak, Ören, Özakin, and Tekinay. This course is taught in English. It can also be taken for WAGS credit. (Students taking GRMN 0226 will not be allowed to take GRMN 0426 in subsequent semesters). 3 hrs. lect./disc.