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ENGL 7766 Feminist Theory (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

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 interdisciplinary readings will draw from other subjects, such as history, anthropology, and biology. The class covers foundational feminist texts; key readings in British and American literary feminism; "criture feminine," feminist psychoanalytic and narratological approaches to texts and films; postcolonial feminism; and gender theory. Written work includes two short papers and one longer essay, with the goal of producing a paper suitable for presentation at a professional conference.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course fulfills the MA theory requirement


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13