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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: GSWS 042.

Section Description: This course searches for what Alice Walker calls "our mothers’s gardens" by exploring the contributions made by women to British and American literary culture from the earliest periods through today. As 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 and methodologies of feminist literary studies. Some of the authors we may read include ELizabeth I, Ann Bradstreet, Jane Austen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Harper, Virginia Woolf, Zora Neal Hurston, and Zadie Smith.

CRN: 61794

Section: Z1

Enrolled/Seats: 7/25

Days Time Location
MTWR 13:00 - 15:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L311

Instructor(s): Mary Louise Kete

Meeting Dates: 23 May 2016 - 17 Jun 2016