Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Starnaman, Sabrina
Discipline and Number
LIT 3380 Section 001
MW Time 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Unruly Women

Description of Course:

We will read texts by and about women who transgressed, questioned, and did the unexpected. This course is a survey of American literature written by women over the last century and a half. Our readings will include novels, short stories, poetry, speeches, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Required Texts:

Readings may include:

“Ain’t I a Woman,” Sojourner Truth. (1853)
“A White Heron,” Sarah Orne Jewett. (1886)
“The Awakening,” Kate Chopin. (1899)
Arrogant Beggar, Anzia Yezierska. (1927)
Passing, Nella Larsen. (1929)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston. (1937)
Diving into the Wreck, Adrienne Rich. (1973)
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston. (1975)
Kindred, Octavia Butler. (1994)
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel. (2005)
Heroines, Kate Zambreno. (2012)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Course requirements will likely include:
Reading quizzes
Midterm and final take-home essay exams
Creative project
Active course participation

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