WOMENSTD 414 - Studies in Women and Literature
Section: 001 Extraordinary Women Writers
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Women wrote the most extraordinary texts imaginable between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries, and this course explores the genres, themes, and purposes of their works. Heloise insisted in a series of letters to her husband that he owed her a “marriage debt,” which usually meant sex—but her husband had been castrated years before. What was she thinking? Marie de France crafted stories of women locked in towers and suffering for love. What was her point? Christine de Pizan wrote about women who shaped history. Why did she think that was necessary? Margery Kempe dictated a book about her life, celebrating her own miracles and fashioning herself as a saint. What provoked her to do that? Queen Elizabeth I created poetry, letters, and a great many history-making speeches. How did she reconcile her power with her gender? This course surveys these and other women to probe their relationships with dominant culture and their efforts to address what they saw as the problems of their day.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements will include short informal response papers, oral reports, a bit of research, and one essay.

WOMENSTD 414 - Studies in Women and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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27204
Open
30
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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