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Fall 2014 English BC3997 section 006
SENIOR SEMINAR
SR SEM:19 C AMER WOMN WRITERS

Call Number 03692
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Lisa Gordis
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: Sign up through special tab in eBear. Enrollment limited to Barnard senior English majors. Will be given in FALL 2014:   In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne complained that American publishing was "wholly given over to a d--d mob of scribbling women," and that he could not hope to compete with women writers for popularity or sales.  Yet Hawthorne's texts were canonized as American classics, while texts by nineteenth-century women writers were largely ignored by the academy until late in the twentieth century.  This course considers a variety of texts by nineteenth-century American women, including novels, short fiction, poetry, and journalism. We'll consider women's writing and women's reading through a variety of lenses, including domesticity and women's sphere, political action and suffrage, the economics of writing and publishing, sentimentality and anger, and canon formation and literary merit.  Authors include Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Louisa May Alcott, Fanny Fern, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan Warner, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Nellie Bly, and Emily Dickinson.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department English @Barnard
Enrollment 8 students as of 11:27PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Subject English
Number BC3997
Section 006
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note LOTTERY ON EBEAR 3/25-4/8; RESULTS APR 8, 7PM
Section key 20143ENGL3997X006

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