WOMENSTD 414 - Studies in Women and Literature
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Women's Literature in a Global Framework
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Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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This course will provide a perspective of women in global literature, which will demand both an international, cross-cultural framework for women’s issues, close literary reading of each individual text, and a historical contextualization of the text in its specific cultural or national location. Can one speak of universal womanhood or a global sisterhood or will we be challenged to consider irreducible differences and ongoing debates between women? In what ways do race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and other modalities shape our understanding of women’s lives? We will read modern and contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry that include women from the Caribbean, Canada, Iran, South Africa, South Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include three short critical responses, oral presentation or a library assignment, and a 10-page research paper (preceded by a proposal and a draft).

Class Format:

Discussion with occasional lectures


WOMENSTD 414 - Studies in Women and Literature
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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