ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Fall 2021, Section 005 - Women and Well-Being in Literature
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Using a transnational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional feminist lens, this course will examine literary articulations of the complex relationship between gender and health. Defining health to include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual and/or reproductive well-being, we will read key literary works across genres - novels, short stories, essays, poetry, memoir – alongside scholarly articles to shed light on the gendered terrain of health in diverse contexts. We will also attempt to relate the textual material to society, polity, and lived experience. Course themes include, among others, the impact of gender role expectations on emotional and mental health; economic inequalities; immigrant well-being; racial and sexual violence; transgender issues; eating disorders, nutrition; and holistic approaches to health. Writers include Margaret Atwood ( Edible Woman, Alice Walker ( Color Purple, Carmen Maria Manchado ( Body and Other Parties, Casey Plett ( Safe Girl to Love, Michelle Obama (Becoming) Emily Nunn ( Comfort Food Diaries, Mary Oliver (Upstream, Thich Nhat Hanh ( to Walk), Jhumpa Lahiri (Unaccustomed Earth), Gloria Anzaldua (Borderlands), Edna O’Brien (Saints and Sinners), Teju Cole (Strange and Known Things), Sonia Sotomayer (My Beloved World), Rebecca Solnit (Men Explain Things to Me), Audre Lorde, Ismat Chugtai, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sulaiman Addonia and others.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include a weekly journal, one presentation, and short self-care and nature activities.

Intended Audience:

This course meets the requirements for the Women's and Gender Studies major and the Gender and Health major and minor.

Schedule

ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30155
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 Online
24862
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30304
Open
5
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
32080
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
38112
Open
8
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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