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Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams
Seattle Campus

Scandinavian Women Writers in English Translation

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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%

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams
Date: 09/27/2004