26015 - Women's Movements Worldwide - I Movimenti delle Donne nel Mondo

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  • Teacher Elena Musiani

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/14

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Modern, Post-Colonial and Comparative Literatures (cod. 0981)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student possesses an in-depth knowledge of feminist historiography and of the origin of women's history in different cultural contexts. He acquires methodological tools that will allow him to research autonomously in these areas.

Course contents

The module deals with the history of women and gender relations in contemporary times. Through lectures and critical reading of original sources, the course aims to develop the emancipation process and construction of female citizenship on both a social and then political level.

In particular, the crucial issues of the relationship between historical women's associations and neo-feminisms through the last decades of the twentieth century will be addressed, in a framework of national and transnational comparison.


Bonnie Smith, Global Feminism since 1945, Routledge, 2000.

Maud Anne Bracke, Women and the reinvention of the political: feminism in Italy, 1968-1983, New York ; London, Routledge, 2014

Nancy Fraser, Fortunes of Feminism, New York, Verso, 2013.


More suggestions will be given during the lessons.

Teaching methods


Seminars and critical analysis of documents.

Assessment methods

Written paper

Office hours

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