Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams
Selected works by major Scandinavian women writers from mid-nineteenth-century bourgeois realism to the present with focus on feminist issues in literary criticism. Offered: jointly with GWSS 429.
Learning Outcomes: 1. to gain knowledge of the literary trends, feminist "waves" and issues of gender, power, class, and sexuality in the works of Scandinavian women writers, and to understand the works in their historical, social, and econimic contexts. 2. to learn critical approaches to analysis and aesthetic responses to works of literature. 3. to improve skills for interpreting and writing about literature.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and small group discussions, seminar style.
Interest in literature, gender issues and life in general
Class assignments and grading
Reading literary works and some articles of literary criticism. Writing response papers. Preparing an oral presentation.
Grading is based on participation in class discussions, an oral presentation, seven response papers, and one term paper. There will be no quizzes. Students will be evaluated on the basis of one oral presentation (20%), seven response papers (40%) and one term paper (8-10 pages) (40%) = 100%