• Eng 260: History of Women's Writing, Erasure

    Author(s):
    Krista Roberts (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Women's history, Study skills--Archival resources, History, Canon (Literature), Biographies, Literature, Literary collections, Literature--Women authors
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    women's literature, life writing, erasure, Literary canon, anthologies, Decolonising Archives
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ra31-5940
    Abstract:
    Course Description: In this course, we will approach the history of women’s writing by contextualizing its suppression. We will research different figures, read and discuss their works, and consider the barriers she/they faced in publishing. My hope is that, after successfully completing this course, you will know not only the names of some women writers, you will also know how to recover more by researching on your own. In focusing on building your research skillset, I hope to offset the limitations presented by the short time we have together and the necessary exclusions made. In other words, by teaching you how to explore erased women writers yourself, I hope to promote engagement with writers past those who I’ve included on this syllabus. Learning Outcomes: Students will: 1. Define “canon,” “anthology,” and “erasure” as critical concepts and understand their function in women’s literary history 2. Use archival tools to explore erased women writers 3. Read and understand many genres of women’s writing, such as songs, poems, short stories, novels, biographies, and news articles 4. Understand and name barriers women writers faced and continue to face 5. Produce well-informed arguments regarding the inclusion of women writers in the literary canon
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