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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2007

E 322 • Nordic Women Writers (CANCELLED!)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35745 MWF
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
par 105
STRAUBHAAR

Course Description

This course has been cancelled.

This course will begin with the investigation of the question: why are nearly one-fourth of the women Nobel Prize laureates in literature from the Nordic countries? (The answer to this, of course, is not unequivocal.) Group work and heavy use of Internet text sites will be used to examine texts from up to thirty-five Nordic women authors, including anonymous women's voices -- from the middle ages to today -- and to discuss common elements and themes. (Examples: Gert Brantenberg; Kerstin Ekman; Tove Ditlevsen; Astrid Lindgren; Karen Blixen; Edith Södergran; Selma Lagerlöf; Sigrid Undset; Bjørg Vik; Svava Jakobsdóttir; Karin Boye; Amalie Skram; etc.)

Grading Policy

5 writing projects, minimum of 6 pp each (2 in-class, 3 out of class) (1 of the out-of class papers may be substantially revised) 90 %
Class discussions and participation 10%

Texts

Gerd Brantenberg, Egalia's Daughters (Seal Press)
Edith Södergran, Complete Poems (Dufour Editions)
Tove Ditlevsen, Complete Freedom and Other Stories (Curbstone Press)
Kerstin Ekman, Blackwater (Picador)
Astrid Lindgren, Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Viking Press)
Plus handouts and reserve readings.

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