E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: British
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
This course will introduce students to the rich tradition of womens writing in English. In addition to closely examining literature by women from the Middle Ages to the present, we will explore how literature fits into the broader context of womens expressive culture, including the visual arts, theater and music. The development of English as a world language in relation to imperialism and colonialism will form our historical and linguistic background. Assignments are designed to help students develop research and writing skills.
Five 3-4 page weekly research and writing assignments 15% each
Final examination 25%
Gilbert and Gubar, eds. The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English (Second Edition)