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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 362 - Gendered, Feminist, and Womanist Writings

Cross-Listed as WGSS 310 
This course foregrounds how gender constructions and politics inform the writing of a period and place; how various genres use gender-saturated discourses; how the gendered body is represented; images of masculinity and femininity; the status of women as writers, readers, and purveyors of the written word. Examples range from feminist thought in medieval women’s writing to gender differences in expatriate Black cultural modernism to transnational women’s literature on utopia. The course will always emphasize gender as a category of critical analysis, and the ways that reading and writing with an eye to gender can transform the futures of texts and their readers. Instructor and focus will vary. Alternate years Prerequisite(s): One prior English course numbered in the 100s. (4 Credits)