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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: In this course, we study women as writers and texts created by (mainly) women. This involves reading about women authors and reading fiction/non-fiction that addresses women’s situation in literature and in different societal, cultural, historical, and geographic contexts. We will discuss and investigate ways in which selected authors illustrate women’s struggle for autonomy as individuals, as artists, as political beings, as spiritual beings, as sexual beings, as wives, and as mothers. Our perspective will be shaped by (but not limited to) theoretical viewpoints expressed by the authors that we study. We will focus on the 20th century but will also cover pivotal texts from earlier time-periods.

CRN: 15656

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 26/35

Days Time Location
TR 13:15 - 14:30 LAFAYETTE HALL L107

Instructor(s): Annika Ljung-Baruth

Meeting Dates: 14 Jan 2019 - 03 May 2019