ENG 368: Women's Literature

 

Dr. Thompson 3 credits

          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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