Fall 2015 Global Women's Literature
Black Studies, as BLST-202 | English, as ENGL-279 | Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-279
Course (Login required) Faculty Krupa Shandilya (Section 01) Description
(Offered as SWAG 279, BLST 202, and ENGL 279.) What do we mean by “women’s fiction”? How do we understand women’s genres in different national contexts? This course examines topics in feminist thought such as marriage, sexuality, desire and the home in novels written by women writers from South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. We will draw on postcolonial literary theory, essays on transnational feminism and historical studies to situate our analyses of these novels. Texts include South African writer Nadine Gordimer’s
My Son’s Story, Indian novelist Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, and Caribbean author Shani Motoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night.
Fall semester. Professor Shandilya.
Cost: 10 ? Keywords Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English Course times and locations SWAG 279 - L/D Section 01 Tu 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 210 Th 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 210 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780393308808 Wide Sargasso Sea New York : Norton, , c1966. Jean Rhys; introduction by Francis Wyndham Amherst Books $4.98
9780812979657 The God of Small Things: A Novel Random House Trade Paperbacks Arundhati Roy, Amherst Books $16.00
9780894108860 Heremakhonon Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. Maryse Cond�; translated from the French by Richard Philcox Amherst Books $6.95-$16.96
9780954702335 Nervous conditions Banbury : Ayebia Clarke, 2004. Tsitsi Dangarembga; with a new introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Amherst Books $17.95
9781250003751 My son's story New York :; Picador, Farrar, Straus and Giroux Nadine Gordimer. Amherst Books TBD
9781571310484 Cracking India Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 1991. Bapsi Sidhwa Amherst Books $5.68-$15.95
9781583670255 Discourse on colonialism New York : Monthly Review Press, c2000. Aim� C�saire; translated by Joan Pinkham. A poetics of anticolonialism / by Robin D. G. Kelley Amherst Books $14.00
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