ENG4363 – 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
- can use secondary literature in your own research
- can analyse and engage in theoretical and scholarly debates about feminist fiction
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG2323 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
- 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.
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.
The form of assessment is a 3-day home examination.
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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.
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.