Fall 2023 Undergraduate English Courses

358:261 Introduction to Women Writers

01  CAC     TF3     08173       KING    FH-B5

 Bernard Shaw believed that most women want nothing more than to get married. This course will attempt to prove him wrong. We will examine women novelists, poets, and social critics who are themselves evidence against Shaw’s 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, Christina Rossetti, Sylvia Plath, Tayari Jones, Gillian Flynn and others (subject to change), and the requirements for the course will include two papers, an exam, weekly responses to discussion questions, and class participation.