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ENGL 4010 Scribbling Women and Suffragettes: Human Rights and American Women's Writing, 1850-1920 (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on American women writers who engaged questions of difference and justice and played pivotal roles in social reform, ranging from movements for women’s and indigenous rights to abolitionism and labor activism. How did nineteenth-century women use print culture as a forum for political debate and a means of democratic participation prior to the Nineteenth Amendment? How did women writers work within the sentimental tradition and contribute to new developments in science fiction, literary journalism, and realism? Authors include Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Jacobs, Maria Ruiz de Burton, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Zitkala-Sa, and Sarah Winnemucca.


Instructor(s): Lori Harrison-Kahan

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills pre-1900 requirement


Last Updated: 27-Feb-17