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ENGS 042 – Women in Literature

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Survey of women's literary tradition in English. Focuses on the ways women have written, read, written about, and been represented in 19th and 20th century literature. Cross-listed with: WGST 076.

Section Description: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE: IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS' GARDENS Epigraph: "And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not, anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read." Alice Walker COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course searches for our mothers’s gardens; attempts to read the sealed letters they sent by exploring the contributions made by women to British and American literary culture from the earliest periods through today. An introduction to the contributions made by women to literary culture, this course has two goals. One is to provide an historical overview of the major periods and genres of literary history. The other is to introduce students to some of the critical questions ands methodologies of feminist literary studies.

CRN: 13927

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 30/31

Days Time Location
TR 13:00 - 14:15 LAFAYETTE HALL L200

Instructor(s): Mary Louise Kete

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014