The Renaissance Woman|
This course takes seriously the socio-economic, cultural, religious and aesthetic restrictions placed on early modern women, and the ways in which early modern women exercised considerable authorial agency in the aesthetic-fashioning of literary tropes and forms of thought. Often reforming, reinventing, revising and re-imagining literary, scientific, and philosophical outlooks, these women fostered and created forms of resistance, subversion and cultural influence from within and without their historically specific cultural norms. This course recovers works that were frequently written out of the study of the Renaissance during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to grapple with the imaginative, scientific and philosophical voices of women writing under the constraints of their time.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Giulia Bigolina, URANIA: A ROMANCE
Tullia D'Aragona, DIALOGUE ON THE INFINITY OF LOVE
Madeleine de Scudery, THE STORY OF SAPPHO
Oliva Sabuco, NEW PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN NATURE
Elisabeth of Bohemia, CORRESPONDENCE
Margaret Cavendish, THE BLAZING WORLD
Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 papers and 1 final project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Texts will be taught in translation using dual language editions. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to utilize their language skills in the original. No foreign language is required.
This course is open to all years and majors. However, completion of an FYS is strongly recommended.
|Instructor(s): Ponce-Hegenauer,Gabrielle Piedad Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: BOGH110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 3|