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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2006

WGS 340 • 17-Italian Women Writers-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47570 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
CAL 21
Frizzi, A

Course Description

This course will focus on recent fiction (1950s to 2000s) by seven Italian women writers--some proclaimed feminists, others not--from well-established literary figures, to the lesser-known representatives of a new generation of intellectuals. We will study the novels from the point of view of genre as well as theme and style, and explore the way in which these writers have exploited established literary techniques and conventions to confront concerns specific to them as women in a distinct historical and political situation.

Grading Policy

Three 6-7pp. Papers 60% One exam 20% Quizzes and Class Participation 20% Final Exam: No

Texts

Anna Maria Ortese, The Iguana Alba de Cespedes, The Secret Dacia Maraini, The Silent Duchess Fabrizia Ramondino, Althénopis Francesca Duranti, The House on Moonlake Clara Sereni, Keeping House Margaret Mazzantini, Don't Move

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