2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

American Women Writers


Summer 2013 quarter

Virginia Darney
Fields of Study
gender and women's studies and literature
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Writing, teaching, humanities, social sciences

When a woman comes to write a novel, she will find that she is permanently wishing to alter their established values—to make serious what apears to be insignificant to a man, and trivial what appears to him unimportant--Virginia Woolf

What sorts of issues are important to American women writers?  What sorts of issues are absent there?  What differences do race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation make to the issues they present?  Are women's writings different from men's?  We will read novels and short stories by American women from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries to begin to answer these questions.  We will read Morrison , Paradise ; Robinson, Housekeeping; and short stories selected from Cather, Welty, Plath, Paley, Jhabvala, O'connor, Gilchrist, Tan, and others.

Advertised Schedule
1-3p Tue, 10a-noon and 2-5p Wed/Thu, 10a-noon and 2-4p Fri (Jul. 30-Aug. 30)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 17th, 2013 This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment.