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Open to students in grade(s): 11 12
|Women in Literature||017A||2 Credits|
|Women in Literature/Honors||017B||2 Credits|
This course introduces significant classical and contemporary literary texts written by and about women. Among the works studied are Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Students in this course examine the status of women, cultural stereotypes represented in literature, the nature of a female literary tradition, and a range of feminist theories. Since no work is written in isolation of its political, intellectual, social, and artistic milieu, attention will be given to the effects of sexism in the individual pieces of literature and during their time period. As well, students will look at contemporary texts and articles, view several documentaries and explore the role of women and girls in a more global context. Course writings include analytical, imaginative, and personal essays.
Curriculum Map for Women in Literature