JPTR 3390

This seminar will examaine modern Japanese women’s fiction and critical essays that represent a primer to Japan’s conflicted socio-cultural-gender history in light of the country’s complex psychological relationship to the West. The focus will be on a Japan that is far from the stereotypical image of a conformist and homogenerous society. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or literature is required.

HIUS 3612

Studies the evolution of women’s roles in American society with particular attention to the experiences of women of different races, classes, and ethnic groups.
This course fulfills the Second Writing Requirement.

HISA 3121

Surveys the evolving definitions and roles of women in the major social and cultural traditions of South Asia, i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

HIEU 3342

Explores the changing constructions of gender roles and their concrete consequences for women and men in society; uses primary texts and secondary studies from the 17th century to the present.

HIEU 3341

Explores the changing constructions of gender roles and their concrete consequences for women and men in society; uses primary texts and secondary studies from late antiquity through the Reformation.

ENMC 3160

Studies fiction, poetry, and non-fiction written by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For more details on this class, please visit the English department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.

ENEC 3200

During the eighteenth century, social, economic, and technological developments converged to alter the ways in which texts were produced and consumed. The result of these innovations was a new “print culture” that offered women the opportunity to step onto the public stage as professional authors for the first time. Female authors, nevertheless, remained intensely aware of their “delicate situation” within the literary public sphere.

ENCR 3810

Introduces current feminist scholarship in a variety of areas literature, history, film, anthropology, and psychoanalysis, among others pairing feminist texts with more traditional ones. Features guest speakers and culminates in an interdisciplinary project. For more details on this class, please visit the English department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.

ENAM 4814

We will read several novels and short stories by African American women, examining in particular how the authors portray black women as individuals and in the context of American society. This course requires active class participation, two written responses to readings (each 2 to 3 double spaced typed pages long) and a formal essay (12 to 15 pages long).

CPLT 3750

Cross-cultural readings in women’s childhood narratives. Emphasis on formal as well as thematic aspects.

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