ENG2323 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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.
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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
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.
10 credits overlap with ENG4363 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
- Attendance is obligatory 11 out of 14 seminars. Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for approved absences or postponements here. Please note that absence exceeding 50 % of all seminars may not be approved, regardless of any excuses.
- Students must write a qualifying paper (5 standard pages) at an appointed time. Your qualifying paper must be accepted by the teacher in order for you to hand in your exam.
All obligatory activities must be approved in the same semester. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.
Evaluation is based on a three-day take-home exam.
The assignment will be published in Inspera, and the final paper must be submitted in Inspera as well.
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
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
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 on the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.