LIT460 Gender and Literature
Lead Faculty: Dr John J. Miller
Course DescriptionA study of the representations of gender in literature to better understand changing literary aesthetics. Discusses assumptions about the ways gender permeates language and discourse.
- Integrate close reading skills, awareness of feminist and gender theories, and research in critical sources in effective written literary analyses.
- Critically analyze and discuss several general theories of the relationship of gender and literary expression and experience.
- Analyze and compare/contrast works read in class on essay exams.
- Participate in and contribute to group and class discussions of course texts.
- Apply knowledge of gender and literature to literary texts directed to children.