EN 235 - (UC) Literature by Women (WS 235)
(3 cr.) With the question of what it means to extract a canon of literature defined by gender as its center, this course enables students to consider the ways in which women have contributed a language and form to the literary tradition. In particular, the course explores the process by which this literature, often written from the margins of experience, has shaped how we read today. Varied female authors are discussed, including Woolf, the Brontës, Emily Dickinson, Zora Neal Hurston, Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Leila Abouzeid, and Maxine Hong Kingston, among others. Prerequisite: EN 101, EN 102, EN 102H, EN 103H or WS 101; Every Year, Fall

Fall 2016   |   Spring 2017