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ENGL 4480 Convents, Covens, and Crusaders: Reading Groups of Women (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

From the virgin martyrs to the legendary Amazons to the witches of Macbeth, female groups play a central role in literary and non-literary texts. At their worst, they kill men, cast spells, and try to hurt other women; at their best, they confide in, instruct, and heal one another. The goal of this class is to examine the patterns of these portrayals in medieval and Renaissance writings and to ask why they carried (and, in some cases, continue to carry) the meanings that they did.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Caroline Bicks

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Pre-1700 Requirement


Last Updated: 31-Jan-17