Fall 2023

Female Friendship

Listed in: English, as ENGL-192


Thirii M. Myint (Section 01)


In this course, we will consider how fiction writers represent friendships between women, and what these representations have to say about “friendship” and “women” as meaningful categories of relationality, experience, and identity. We will pay careful attention to the ways writers construct narratives—to the choices they make on the sentence level, and on the level of plot and structure—and to the ways we respond to and interact with texts as readers. Over the course of the semester, we will engage deeply in the practice of close reading, participating in class discussion, writing both analytically and creatively, and revising profoundly. Readings may include the novels We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman, Sula by Toni Morrison, Bunny by Mona Awad, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, How to be Both by Ali Smith and short stories by contemporary authors.

Limited to 18 students. Ten seats reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Myint.

Pending Faculty Approval

How to handle overenrollment: Ten seats are reserved for first years. Preference will be given to English majors for the remaining seats.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: the practice of close reading, writing both analytically and creatively, revising writing, participating actively in class and small group discussions.

ENGL 192 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CONV 209
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CONV 209


Other years: Offered in Fall 2023