ENGL 787 (01) - English Major Seminar

Sem/Fem Print Culture 60s-70s

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 51218
Intensive study of specialized topics that vary from year to year. Enrollment in each seminar is limited to 15 so that all students can take an active part in discussion and work closely with the instructor on their papers. For details, see course description available in the department office. Prereq: ENGL 419 with a grade of B or better. This course may be repeated for credit with the approval of the English Department.
Section Comments: Topic: Feminist Print Culture of the 1960's & 1970's
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 697, ENGL 698
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MW 9:10am - 10:30am HS 232
Additional Course Details: 

Feminist Print Culture of the 1960s and 1970s

Written material, from novels to newsletters, were essential features of the liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. So, too, were the presses, bookstores, and archives where they were produced, sold, and collected. In this seminar, we will explore the literature of the women’s liberation movement, the conditions of its production, and the legacies of this work for feminist movements today. The course involves heavy reading assignments by individual writers including Audre Lorde, Adriene Rich, Pat Parker, Joan Nestle, Maxine Hong Kingston, Shulamith Firestone, and Cherie Moraga, as well as material produced by groups such as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, the Combahee River Collective, and the Furies. We will seek understanding of these works using race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation as categories of analysis.

This course may be used to satisfy the Capstone requirement for English majors; Fill out a Capstone Declaration Form in the main English office to do so. 

This course satisfies the Capstone requirement for all English Literature majors. 

In Spring 2020 this course satisfies a post-1800 literature requriement for English majors.