Women Writing in the Renaissance|
Women writing in 16th-century France--the French Renaissance period--had the recent advantage of print publication to circulate their works despite great social limitations on women's roles and education. This course explores their writing--including fiction, poetry, epistolary, and polemic--and choices of subject matter with a focus on references to writing as/by women. We will situate these writers in their historical, cultural, and literary environments and read critical scholarship on this field of study. We will also take a comparative approach by looking at 15th- and 17th-century authorship to see how circumstances evolved and at several contemporary perspectives to consider the currency and perhaps continuity of early modern women's literary production and creations.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Louise Labé, Pernette du Guillet, Marie Dentière, and Marie de Gournay.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Analytical and creative writing assignments; 1 group project; 1 final project (presentation and paper).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in French. While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class. Taught in French.
|Instructor(s): Gates,Caroline Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 1||FR: 1|
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