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Fall 2007

SLA 356 • New Polish Women Late 19th Century Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47410 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
CAL 21

Course Description

"The New Women: Writing Polish Women's Lives in the Late Nineteenth Century" explores three novels that examine the possibilities and obstacles encountered by Polish women in a period that saw the dawn of feminist consciousness in Poland. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any Bachelor's degree.

Grading Policy

1) Regular attendance and participation. 2) Completion of required reading by assigned date (see syllabus). 3) Course Work/Credit: Short Essay/Rewrite (5 pages/rewrite 5 pages) 20% Long Essay (10-12 pages) 40% Thesis statement and outline (2 pages) In-Class Essays (1-3 pages each) 20% Informed Participation/Class Discussion (including email submission of commentary/insights on weekly/biweekly assignments) 20%


Susan Sontag, In America Eliza Orzeszkowa, "Miss Antonina" and The Argonauts Helena Goscilo, Russian and Polish Women's Fiction Boleslaw Prus, The Doll


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