Nov 19, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue []

LALL 823 - Women Writers

3 credits
This course explores and perhaps reclaims, the provocative treasures of women writers, ancient and contemporary, and their potential capacity to transform us as human beings. The various works studied, from the ancient poetic fragments of Sappho to the solitary lyrics of Emily Dickinson, from the fictional classics of Bronte, Austen, Wharton, and Virginia Woolf, to the twentieth century voices of Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Julia Alvarez, all give us the spectrum of authenticity in the female voice. In our reading, the questions will emerge: Do women think/write differently from men? What is the role of gender in the artistic imagination? As a counter example, students will also look at Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, with its classical work in feminine psychology, and Gilbert and Gubar’s groundbreaking textual analysis of women writers.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103