ENG4363 – 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
  • can use secondary literature in your own research
  • can analyse and engage in theoretical and scholarly debates about feminist fiction

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.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with ENG2323 – Women Writing: Feminist Fiction in English

Teaching

Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.

Obligatory activity:

  • Attendance is obligatory 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the exam coordinator.
  • Students must write an essay (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.

Examination

Three day take-home exam.

The assignment will be published in Inspera, and must be submitted in Inspera.

Previously given exams

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.

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.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Autumn 2018

This course is offered irregularly

Examination

Autumn 2018

Teaching language

English