21F.022J International Women's Voices


Class Info

Introduces students to a variety of fictional works by contemporary women writers. International perspective emphasizes the extent to which each author's work reflects her distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, there is an identifiable female voice that transcends national boundaries. Uses a variety of interpretive perspectives, including sociohistorical, psychoanalytic, and feminist criticism, to examine texts. Authors include Mariama Ba, Isabel Allende, Anita Desai, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Alifa Riyaat, Yang Jiang, Nawal Al-Saadawi, and Sawako Ariyoshi. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.022J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Resnick.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2012 Subject Evaluations, 21F.022J was rated 6.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21F.022J site.

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riyaat maxine perspectives al-saadawi mariama Yang Jiang Isabel Allende Anita Desai Doris Lessing

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