Dec 12, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 3240 - Fearless Girls in Adolescent Literature

The fearless girls of adolescent literature - whether Alice who falls into Wonderland or Katniss who competes in the Hunger Games - both reflect and defy the norms and standards of the society around them. This course explores adolescence as a transitional stage, in which young women explore the possibilitites of youth and confront the inflexibility of the adult world. This course will equip students with new approaches to thinking about adolescence through critical lenses of gender, ethnicity and culture, and will allow students to consider the unique opportunities and challenges of literature written for adolescent readers.

Prerequisite: EN 1110  and EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 .