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ENGL 4525 20th Century American Women Writers (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Focusing on poetry and fiction written by American women in the last century, this course will explore issues of domesticity, work, race, power, violence, space, sexuality and embodiment, and gender. In approaching each literary text, we will aim to situate it within the context of American cultural tensions and to explore in detail its construction as a work of art that manipulates language and literary form. Writers may include Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Anzia Yezierska, Anne Sexton, Jhumpa Lahiri, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Nicole Krauss, Lorrie Moore, Gish Jen, Marilynne Robinson, and others.


Instructor(s): Laura Tanner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13