ENGL 276 Women Writers • 5 Cr.
Explores the diverse styles, themes, and perspectives in women's writings from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Students discuss women's experiences and perspectives over time and within changing social contexts. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Read closely and analytically many different women’s writing styles and forms
- Pose and investigate interpretive questions
- Write focused analytical essays on literature
- Compose essays and engage in discussions that demonstrate awareness of historical events and movements that influenced women writers
- Identify the literary characteristics of women writers: such as themes, styles, motifs, and narrative techniques
- Synthesize the works of women writers in different eras, in order to assess their influence on the canon of modern literature
- Analyze and synthesize female voices typically marginalized by our mainstream culture: lesbian, African American, Asian, radical feminist
- Explore questions about women’s writing: is there a “women’s writing” distinct from “men’s” writing?
- How is the female experience of the world different?
- Spring 2015 (current quarter)