Undergraduate English Courses

358:261 Introduction to the Study of Women Writers

01    TF3  CAC  08607   KING    MU-204


Bernard Shaw believed that most nineteenth-century women wanted nothing more than to get married.  This course will attempt to prove him wrong.  We will examine female novelists, poets, and social critics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century England who were themselves evidence against Shaw’s dim view of women and who created literary heroines to advance the
changing role of women in both the domestic and public spheres.  Our reading list will include works from Jane Austen, Anne Bronte, Virginia Woolf and others, and the requirements for the course will include two papers, an exam, weekly writing assignments, and participation in class discussions.