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Spring 2017-2018
* GSS 319 / AMS 320 / ENG 436 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

U.S. Women Writers

Alfred Bendixen

An exploration of the literary works of women writers in the United States with an emphasis on the role gender has played and continues to play in the development of literary movements and genres. Our examination of both canonical and non-canonical writings will focus on the formation of feminist literary conventions in the 19th century and their transformations in the 20th and 21st centuries. Our reading will include romantic tales, ghost stories, realistic stories, novels of immigration, thrillers, works for children, autobiographical mythmaking, poetry, and graphic novels.

Sample reading list:
Louisa May Alcott, Behind a Mask
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems
Willa Cather, My Antonia
Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers
Ann Petry, The Street
Gloria Naylor, Mama Day
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
200-250 pages of reading per week. Two short papers, one longer essay, and a take-home final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Term Paper(s) - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42725 S01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Marx Hall   101   Enrolled:14 Limit:15