COMPLIT 376 - Literature and Ideas
Section: 001 Thriving on Difference: Women's Narratives of Empowerment and Growth
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course is designed to introduce you to the rich, creative and empowering ways in which women contest difference and negotiate with ideologies of oppression in a wide range of materials, including works by authors and artists such as Maya Angelou, Yehudit Katzir, Eve Ensler, Nozipo Maraire, and Frida Kahlo. We will engage with the unique dynamic interactions of sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and class in each work, and the way they constitute subjective narratives about the female voice, the self, friendship, intimacy, and love. We ask not only how to read and listen better, but how can we account for both the uniqueness and greatness of each work as well as for the plurality of the category of women.

Course Requirements:

In addition to weekly readings and short writing assignments, you are expected to submit a short midterm paper (3-4 pages) and a final paper (9-12 pages).

COMPLIT 376 - Literature and Ideas
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0812980034
Letter to my daughter, Author: Maya Angelou., Publisher: Random House Random Hou 2009
ISBN: 0345498607
The vagina monologues, Author: Eve Ensler., Publisher: Villard 10. annive 2008
ISBN: 9781934414521
Transfer : poems, Author: by Naomi Shihab Nye., Publisher: BOA Editions 1st ed. 2011
ISBN: 0385318227
Zenzele : a letter for my daughter, Author: J. Nozipo Maraire., Publisher: Delta 1996
ISBN: 1555976905
Citizen : an american lyric., Publisher: Graywolf 2014
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