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ENGL 281 F1 - Women in the Lit Imagination - Unsung Heroines

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study of the way writers of all genders have portrayed women's images, social roles, and psychologies in British, American, or Anglophone literatures. Course Information: Same as GWS 281. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary; with permission from English advising office. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

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Unsung Heroines In Young Adult Lit - From the angry voices of the MeToo# movement to the change in the guard in Congress, women are challenging traditional stereotypes about gender politics in America and Britain and supplanting the patriarchy with authoritative female leaders. Literature is often viewed as a barometer of social change. Over the last few years, the pendulum has swung from celebrating pieces that are saturated with tributes to the iconic white male savior in series such as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Spiderman and Thor to embracing novels and films that explore a gender directive that celebrates the agency of women. But just how empowered are women in this seemingly new Golden Age of gender realignment- In this class, we will examine the rise of women in as central heroic figures in Young Adult fantasy and dystopian literature from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. We-ll focus on how women transformed from being depicted as delicate lit

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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