ENG2323 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English

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Course content

This is a course in English-language feminist fiction from the nineteenth and/or twentieth century. Students will study a selection of novels and/or short stories that focus on women’s lives and reflect on what it means to be a woman and a feminist from various sexual, racial, class, and national perspectives.

The course will consider the development and thematics of feminist fiction and its contribution to the development of new narrative techniques.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you:

  • know some of the developments, themes, and narrative strategies of English-language feminist fiction.
  • can analyse literary texts through the perspective of gender.
  • know the central points of a selection of feminist theory, and can use it as a context for reading literary texts.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English. The students should have taken at least 10 ECTS in English literature/culture.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with ENG4363 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English

Teaching

Seminars, 2 hours weekly for 14 weeks. 28 hours in all.

Obligatory activities:

  • We will be keeping an active discussion board on Canvas for this class, and it is required that you participate in these discussions a minimum of 10 times over the course of the semester, although you can participate as much as you want. Contributions to these discussions include: asking and answering questions based on the course readings and themes; sharing relevant websites, videos, and other media that speak to the course materials and discussions; short reflections on topics and ideas you find relevant to the course. More information on this obligatory assignment will be discussed in the first class session.
  • Students are expected to attend all teaching. The quality of the teaching depends on active participation in all seminars. If you are not able to attend, you must give notice to the seminar teacher no later than the same day as the absence.

Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.

Examination

The form of assessment is a 3-day home examination.

Previously given exam assignments and assessment guidelines

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The results will be found in Studentweb within 3 weeks after the exam.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Reports from periodic evaluations (in Norwegian)

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English