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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 3890 - Women and Literature

This course offers a selection of fiction and poetry by women and about issues traditionally considered important to women. Fiction includes, but is not limited to, works by Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Alice Walker, and Rachel Ingalls. Poetry includes, but is not limited to, works by Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Rita Dove. Essays by such authors as Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Catherine McKinnon, and Mary Daley are used to complement the poetry and fiction. The course begins with consideration of Virginia Woolf’s contention that in order to create, a woman needs an independent income and a room of her own. Emphasis is on the works of literature as literature.

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