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ENGL 4465 Feminist Literary Theory (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

What is feminist literary theory and what difference does it make to how we read and understand literary texts? This class surveys major movements in twentieth and twenty-first century Anglo-American and French feminist literary theory. Though our main focus will be theories of textual analysis, some of our readings will draw from interdisciplinary subjects, such as psychoanalysis, history, anthropology, and biology. Possible authors include: Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Helene Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig, and Judith Butler.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13