Course: Gender in Anglo-American Literature

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Course title Gender in Anglo-American Literature
Course code KAJ/GAL
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
Course content
1- 3. The women authors of the 19th and the 20th century 3 - 6. The authors of American south 6 - 9. Chicano authors 9 - 13. A. Carter, M. Atwood 13 - 14. Z. Smith

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to introduce basic ideas concerning gender writers. The first part of the seminars and lectures will provide the basic definitions concerning women writers of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The main goal of the subject is to provide students with the enhanced knowledge of the literary and sociocultural background of the particular women writers. The following seminars will be based on an analysis and interpretation of the chosen texts. The additional following topics will be explored: Chicano Literature, Identity vs. Local Color.
Competence in literary analysis
Prerequisites
C1 according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Interest in literature

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in seminars, oral presentation.
Recommended literature
  • Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson:. The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, vol 2., Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.
  • Angela Carter:. Black Venus, Chatto Vindus/Hogart Press, UK, 1985.
  • Angela Carter:. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Penguin Books, UK, 1990.
  • Cristina García:. The Aguero Sisters, Ballantine Books, USA, 1998.
  • Gina Valdés:. Eating Fire, Bilingual Review, USA, 1986.
  • Gloria Anzaldúa:. Borderlands/La Frontera, The New Mestiza, Aunt Lute Books, USA, 2012.
  • Kate Chopin:. The Awakening and Selected Short Stories (Desirée's Baby), Simon and Brown, USA, 2013.
  • Margaret Atwood:. Cat's Eye, Anchor, Canada, 1998.
  • Margaret Atwood:. Penelopiad, Canongate, Canada, 1998.
  • Margaret Fuller:. Women in the Nineteenth Century, Norton Critical Century Editions, USA, 1997.
  • Mary Wolstonecraft:. A Vindications of The Rights of Woman, Empire Books, USA, 2012.
  • Simone De Beauvoir:. The Second Sex, Vintage Books, USA, 2011.
  • Toni Morrison:. The Bluest Eye, Vintage, USA, 2007.
  • Zadie Smith:. White Teeth, Vintage, UK, 2001.
  • Zora Neale Hurston:. The Complete Stories, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, USA, 2000.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer