Intro to Women in Literature
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/24/2023||5/8/2023||MW||2:10pm - 3:30pm||HS 332|
Spring 2023 Special Topic: Intro to Women in Literature; Women Writers on the Edge
In this section of ENGL 585, we’ll read fiction by 19th and 20th-century women writers who imagine characters at the margins of their social worlds. 19th-century novels may include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Julia Ward Howe’s The Hermaphrodite, and Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig. 20th-century novels may range from Nella Larsen’s Passing to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale to either Toni Morrison’s Beloved or Octavia Butler’s Kindred--or perhaps her Parable of the Sower. We’ll also read some short stories and short nonfiction theorizing by women contemporaries of these authors. ENGL 585 is writing intensive.
In Spring 2023 this course may count towards a Women and Gender Studies major or minor.
In Spring 2023 this course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors.