Dr. Thompson 3
This course explores the themes of coming of age and self-discovery
in the fiction of 20th century American women writers. We
will explore the construction of women’s identities across
issues of race, social class, sexuality, and place. Texts include
Kate Chopin, The Awakening; Nella Larsen, Quicksand; Toni Morrison,
Sula; Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar; Ntozake Shange, For
Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow
is Enuf; Dorothy
Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina; Sandra Cisneros, House
on Mango Street; Erika Lopez, Flaming Iguanas.
This course fulfills the Genre/Theory and Period requirements for the English major.
It is cross-listed and will count towards the Women's Studies minor.
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