Fall 2021 Undergraduate English Courses

358:261 Introduction to Women Writers

01  Asynchronous Online    14751    KING 

Bernard Shaw believed that most women want nothing more than to get married. This course will attempt to prove him wrong. We will examine
female novelists, poets, and social critics who are themselves evidence against Shaw’s dim view of women and who have created literary heroines to
advance the changing roles of women in both the domestic and public spheres. Our reading list will include works from Jane Austen, Anne
Brontë, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Tayari Jones, Gillian Flynn and others (subject to change), and the requirements for the course will include two papers, an
exam, and weekly responses to discussion questions.