Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Murphy, Jessica
Discipline and Number
LIT 3319 Section 001
TR Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Women in Early Modern Lit

Description of Course:

Students will read, discuss, and write about early modern literary works from a variety of genres intended to construct the "'ideal' woman," and explore this construction as it evolved through the history of early modern English literature (from about 1600 through about 1800). Students will engage critically with the texts and their historical milieus with attention to the theme of the course.

Required Texts:

The texts for this class may be found at the UTD Bookstore, Off-Campus Books or most booksellers. Please plan to have printed editions of all reading for this class.
Norton Anthology of English Literature volume 1B ISBN: 9780393927180 (This is the older edition; please look for this one used as it will save money and is the one I will be drawing from in class.)
Emma by Jane Austen Any edition with notes is fine. The Norton is ISBN: 9780393927641 the Penguin is ISBN 9780141439587 the Bedford is ISBN-13: 978-0-312-20757-1

Optional text (if you do not buy this one, please be sure to have access to some style guide that contains MLA style): MLA Handbook for Writers of Research papers 7th edition ISBN: 9781603290241

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Work in the course will include short essays, regular participation, and a final project.

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