WOMENSTD 315 - Women and Literature
Section: 001 At Home in the City
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class meets the New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine 20th-century writings by women that focus on how women negotiate and make room for themselves in the city, ranging from London, New York and Chicago to Berlin, Venice and Tehran. Women arrive in the city as immigrants and au pairs and navigate the city as shoppers and detectives. They make a home for themselves in urban environments that are war-torn and transformed by carnival or revolution. How do interiors continue to locate female experience, even as women become more mobile? How do dislocations result in the relocation of female identities within written narratives? How does the woman writer imagine her place in culture and how do differences among women affect how women write? Texts will include a diary and graphic novel, poetry and essays, as well as film versions of novels. Readings will include Woolf, A Room of One’s Own and Mrs. Dalloway; Wharton, The Custom of the Country; Cisneros, House on Mango Street; Kincaid, Lucy; Lippman, Baltimore Blues; Anon, Woman in Berlin; Winterson, The Passion; Satrapi, Persepolis. Written ssignments will include short papers and a final exam.

WOMENSTD 315 - Women and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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