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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: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE: IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS'S GARDENS DESCRIPTION: This course searches for our mothers’s gardens --- the traces of the creative sparks they handed down to us despite the cultural forces restricting womens's access to publication and public authority --- 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 and methodologies of feminist literary studies. Cross-lists with GSWS42.

CRN: 15703

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 16/35

Days Time Location
TR 14:50 - 16:05 LAFAYETTE HALL L302

Instructor(s): Mary Louise Kete

Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018