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ENGL 290 - Women in Literature

(3,0) 3 Credits

General Education Course: Humanities-English Literature, Global and Cultural Awareness
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course explores how women’s roles have been defined in literature and how writers have both affirmed and questioned traditional notions of gender and sexuality. It critically examines past and present histories and stories–personal and national, cultural and political–to enable students to gain an appreciative understanding of the ways writers have approached a variety of issues, including traditional ideas regarding “female” work, attitudes and identities. The course will also examine ways in which writers have resisted and/or subverted conventional notions of women’s gender and sexuality. Assigned texts may include novels, memoirs, poetry, and film, from a variety of cultural and historical contexts. The course will analyze themes such as voice, identity, empowerment, family, violence, the body, and the intersections between gender, race, class, and sexual orientation.

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