ENGL 693 (M1) - Special Topics in Literature

Spc Topics/Women's Literature

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56500
A) Old English Literature, B) Medieval Literature, C) 16th Century, D) 17th Century, E) 18th Century, F) English Romantic Period, G) Victorian Period, H) 20th Century, I) Drama, J) Novel, K) Poetry, L) Nonfiction, M) American Literature, N) A Literary Problem, O) Literature of the Renaissance, R) Race and Racial Theories. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details, see course descriptions available in the English department. (Not offered every year.) Special fee on some topics. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: Fulfills Diversity requirement for the English Teaching major
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: C.C. Hendricks

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 R 1:01pm - 3:50pm PANDRA P501
Additional Course Details: 

This course examines literature written by women in English spanning from the nineteenth century to present day. We will explore women's literature from various genres, including short stories, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, poetry, and drama. We will examine the similarities and differences across women's writing, as they engage with issues of social justice, sexuality, gender, race, and class. You will employ close reading and literary analysis skills to survey women's literature from within a variety of historical, social, and cultural contexts. Together, we will consider the following questions: how do we define women's literature?, what are women's contributions to dominant and countercultural literary traditions?, what is the history and evolution of women's own literary tradition?, and what does the future hold for women's literature?

ENGL 693 is a Writing Intensive course, cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies. Prerequisite: ENGL 419, or instructor's permission. ENGL 693 is a post-1800 course that will count towards the B.A. in Literary Arts and Studies, the B.A. in English, and the B.A. in English Teaching. At UNH Manchester, it also fulfills the diversity requirement for the B.A. in English Teaching.