30:235 Early Women Writers [Asselin]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature (ENGL) or permission of Instructor.

This course examines women’s writing in Western culture from the medieval period through the end of the nineteenth century. Writers range from Julian of Norwich to Sojourner Truth, from Eliza Haywood to Kate Chopin, from Aemilia Lanyer to Charlotte Brontë, among many others. The literary works involve a wide variety of genres, including poetry, prose fiction, speeches, letters, and other forms of non-fictional prose. The course provides the opportunity to explore women’s literary creativity within an evolving cultural and historical context.

Cross-registered with (Gender and Women's Studies) 36:235.
3 lecture hours per week, both terms.

Instructor: Steve Asselin