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Course Catalog

Women and Literature

Through exploring literary texts by women, this course analyzes how the construction of “woman,” sex and gender has changed over time and investigates how it intersects with issues of race, class, sexuality and nationality. By using feminist literary theory, the course engages the most pressing issues in the field, from ideas of women’s literary voice to claims that challenge female authorship altogether. Special topics may include contemporary women writers, gender and 19th-century novel, medieval and early modern women writers, and ethnic women writers.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0