Fall 2015

Global Women's Literature

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-202  |  English, as ENGL-279  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-279


Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)


(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 ?


Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2019, Spring 2020