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ENG 100/149 - Women in Literature: A Home in the Word

Three or Four Credits
Offered Periodically

This course includes some of the most widely-read and influential American women authors of the last hundred years. While novels form the backbone of the course, we will also read poems, short stories, essays, memoirs, recipes, advice literature, and a graphic memoir. The course will function as an introduction to reading critically and to writing about literature; additionally, we will use our texts as a lens onto the condition of women over time, and attend to the relationship of women’s writing to the evolution of gender politics in the twentieth century. Throughout, we will attend to issues of social location such as race and class, with an emphasis on intersectional thinking. The course is loosely organized around the theme of “home” conceived broadly-as a literal dwelling, the locus of productive and of creative work, and as an important historical site of female meaning-creation.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ENG 149 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
General Education Attribute(s): ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone.
ENG 149, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone.