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Women And Literature (ENG-260)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0122-260-001
Instructor: Jennifer Fleischner
Days: Monday Wednesday Friday 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity
Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Jennifer Fleischner for Spring 2011*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


This course offerse varying approaches to the role of women in literature and literary history. Sample topics: the depiction of women's experience; sexual attitudes in the analysis and appreciation of literature; women writers. (Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   This course investigates literature about women involved in various suffrage and women’s rights movements, from the nineteenth century to present day. We will be focusing on the many forms that feminism has taken in the last century and a half, and how it is written about, by women pursuing equal rights and by people critical of the various feminist movements. We will investigate the New Woman, suffragettes, women’s libbers, riot grrrrls, and media mavens, or, as the academy likes to name them, the First, Second, Third and Fourth Waves of feminism. Along the way, we will discuss the goals of feminism as outlined by these mostly contemporary writers, and we will investigate whether or not those goals have been met.General Education Distribution and Learning Goals:This course fulfills the Humanities distribution requirement for General Education. In exams, written work, and classroom discussions, students will demonstrate their knowledge of assigned texts, their historical contexts, and their stylistic features. Students will develop their own ideas when writing about the primary texts and make convincing arguments, using textual evidence, both primary and secondary, for those ideas. Students will learn correct citation techniques and employ them for the texts covered in the course, and will produce properly formatted and cited essays.

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