Designed for English majors and/or students with some background in Women's Studies. Topics will provide opportunities for in-depth analysis of women writers and gender literary analysis. Issues covered may include: images of women in literature; women's writing in historical/social context; feminist literature theory and literary criticism; intersections of race, class and gender; formation of the literary canon. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
Current Semester InformationMarion McInnes
Women & Literature:Advanced Topics:Science, Nature, Environment
In this Women and Literature class, we will investigate what women writers have to say about science, scientists, and the natural environment. We will focus primarily on poetry and fiction, with some excursions into critical theory and creative nonfiction. My preliminary list of readings for the course includes works by poets Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, and Anne Carson; novels and short stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, Barbara Kingsolver, and Andrea Barrett; and nonfiction by Rachel Carson and Sandra Steingraber.