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

Spring 2009

WGS 301 • Women's Popular Genres

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47795 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
CBA 4.326
Spradlin

Course Description

Romance, Sentimentality, and Resistance-- "Books continue each other," Virginia Woolf remarked in A Room of One's Own. E314L: Womens Popular Genres will carry on Woolfs project, exploring connections across time and genre in women writers and their writing by recovering, connecting, and celebrating womens voices. In this course we will trace the popular themes of romance, sentiment, and resistance in essays, poems, short stories, and novels from the early Renaissance period until today. The methods we will use to investigate these texts include feminist and postcolonial theories, and historical, textual, and close reading methodologies to familiarize the student with literary interpretation and writing.

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