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ENGL 280 Q - Women Writers

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Study of British and American women authors. Course Information: Same as GWS 280. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

Special Instructions:

SP22 - ENGL 280: Unsung Heroines in Young Adult Lit From the angry voices of the MeToo# and BLM movements, women and minorities are challenging traditional stereotypes about gender and identity politics in America and Britain. They-re supplanting the white patriarchy with authoritative female leaders, including the rise of women of color such as The Squad. 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 and identity directive that celebrates the agency of women and minority figures. But just how empowered are women and minorities in this seemingly new Golden Age of gender realignment- In this class, we will examine the rise of women as central heroic figures in Young Adult fantasy and in dystopian literature

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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