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ENG569: Feminism and Literature

What is feminism and how is it expressed in literary texts? What does it mean to read literature through the lens of feminism?

What is feminism and how is it expressed in literary texts? What does it mean to read literature through the lens of feminism? This course will allow students to explore these and other questions central to feminist literary studies. Readings will include a range of literature by women as well as selected works of critical theory. Texts may include works by Virginia Woolf, Roxanne Gay, Kate Chopin, Adrienne Rich, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Walker, Hanan al-Shaykh, Nawal el Saadawi, Audre Lorde, Jean Rhys, Mary Wollstonecraft, Toril Moi, Judith Butler, Maxine Hong Kingston, bell hooks and Elaine Showalter, among others.