ENGLISH 215 - Introduction to Women and Literature
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Women, Rhetoric, Activism
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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In this class, we’ll examine women rhetors who challenged and complicated rhetorical conventions in order to make their voices heard. In addition to organized social movements such as abolition, suffrage, labor, and equal rights, we’ll also consider less-formal channels through which women have engaged the public sphere, such as music, journalism, and digital activism. Throughout we will pay close attention to how women have used language to effect social change. We will also pay close attention to issues that have both united and divided women, especially along lines of race, class, and culture.

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This class welcomes students from any academic major just a desire to learn more about women’s rhetorical practices and a willingness to engage in critical reading, writing, and research in a discussion-based classroom.


ENGLISH 215 - Introduction to Women and Literature
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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