ENGL 226

Survey of Literature by Women

This survey course explores the tradition of literature by women from the Medieval period to the present. Students examine the patterns, themes, and purposes of women's literature, attending to the way the writing supports or subverts western traditions. Writers discussed may include such figures as Kempe, D'Angouleme, de Lafayette, Behn, Austen, Beecher Stowe, Eliot, Woolf, Hong Kingston, and Morrison.