ENGLISH 397 - Honors Junior Seminar
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Women and Gender in International Contexts
Instruction Mode: Section 001 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
Other:
Honors
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will explore a selection of women’s literature from a transnational perspective, which will demand a cross-cultural framework, close literary reading of each individual text, and a historical contextualization of the text in its specific national or diasporic location. In what ways do race, masculinity, sexuality, class, nation, and other modalities shape our understanding of women’s lives and complicate our current sense of gender politics? We will explore a range of genres (graphic memoir, short story, novel, poetry, drama) and writers from different backgrounds. Each of these texts will deal with specific issues such as war, domestic violence, trauma, refugee identity, exile, religious and other fundamentalisms, and women’s rights as a moving target. But they can also cross-pollinate one another and offer interesting comparisons and contrasts.

As an honors seminar, this course will involve collaborative, fully engaged discussion and a significant research component, some of which will involve group work. The writing exercises will be distributed through the semester in a variety of forms: online discussion posts, critical responses, annotated bibliography, final paper proposal, leading to a final research paper. Authors such as Margaret Atwood will require independent research on the multiple forms (film, T.V., sequel) generated by her work.

Course Requirements:

As an honors seminar, this course will involve collaborative, fully engaged discussion and a significant research component, although there will be no required long research paper. The writing exercises, instead, will be distributed through the semester in a variety of shorter forms: discussion posts, critical responses, annotated bibliography, prospectus, and a culminating miniature research paper.

Schedule

ENGLISH 397 - Honors Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
19331
Open
10
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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