Spring 2011

New Women in America

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01  |  Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-12

Faculty

Wendy H. Bergoffen (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ENGL 01-01 and WAGS 12.)  This course will examine the emergence of the “New Woman” as a category of social theory, political action, and literary representation at the turning of the twentieth century.  Early readings will trace the origins of the New Woman as a response to nineteenth-century notions of “True Womanhood.”  Discussions will situate literary representations of women in larger cultural events taking place during the Progressive Era–debates over suffrage as well as their relationship to issues of citizenship, immigration, Jim Crow segregation, urbanization, and nativism.  The course will focus on texts written by a diverse group of women that present multiple and, at times, conflicting images of the New Woman.  Close attention will be paid to the manner in which these women writers constructed their fictions, particularly to issues of language, style, and form.  Readings will include texts by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Pauline Hopkins, Anzia Yezierska, and Sui Sin Far.

Preference given to first-year students and sophomores.  Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer Bergoffen.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to first-year students and sophomores.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 20122015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 20112015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 20142015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 20132015-16: Not offered
2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 20142015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010