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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2005

E 314L • Reading Women Writers

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32283 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
PAR 102

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the English major by reading texts written by British women. This course will focus on the feminist implications of women's writing by exploring the development and education of the woman artist. Through close textual analysis as well as a consideration of historical, cultural, and biographical contexts, students will examine representations (and misrepresentations) of the woman writer. Students will learn how to read critically and write about texts as well as conduct library research specific to the field of English literature. Scholarly work about the texts will introduce students to several critical approaches to reading literature. Film will supplement the readings.

Grading Policy

Presentation with annotated bibliography 10%
Class participation and discussion posts 15%
3 two-page review/response papers 10% each
4-6 page midterm essay 20%
6-8 page final paper 25%


Selections from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Frances Burney, and Mary Wollstonecraft
Jane Austen, Emma
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Selected essays and letters from women writers


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