WOMENSTD 315 - Women and Literature
Section: 003 The Novel and the Literary Matriline
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class satisfies the New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.
Other Course Info:
(Gender in the Discipline).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the novel as written by women, drawing upon examples of the form from eleventh-century Japan to the present day. Through an in-depth study of seven texts we will explore the novel as a literary form created by women and transformed by them. We will inquire into the ways in which women writers have been affected by each other’s work, and will examine the novel as a window upon evolving notions of womanhood and women’s authorship in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will read excerpts from Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji, as well as the following novels in their entirety: Jane Austen’s Persuasion, George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Shirley Hazzard’s Transit of Venus, and Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. Assignments will include a midterm paper and a longer end-of-term paper.

WOMENSTD 315 - Women and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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13357
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4
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
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25059
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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25060
Open
3
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
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27203
Closed
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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