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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an exploration of ways that women have written about key areas of female experience during the turbulent and volatile twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We read a range of prose works that deal with fantasy and testimony, mass culture and consumerism, motherhood and daughterhood, sex and education, dystopia, revolution and war. Texts include racy bestsellers, literary novellas, a graphic novel, and a blog. The emphasis is on discovering new approaches to women's literary history, and students will be introduced to the practice of experimental critical writing.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Carroll

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year English


Incompatible subjects ENG3WWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBaghdad burning: girl blog from Iraq,PrescribedRiverbend,MARION BOYARS
ReadingsGentlemen Prefer BlondesPrescribedLoos, APENGUIN
ReadingsPersepolis,PrescribedSatrapi, M.PANTHEON
ReadingsSwastika night,PrescribedBurdekin, K.FEMINIST PRESS
ReadingsThe getting of wisdom,PrescribedRichardson, H.N/A
ReadingsThe group,PrescribedMcCarthy, M.HARVESTER
ReadingsThe memoirs of a survivor,PrescribedLessing, D.KNOPF
ReadingsThe prime of Miss Jean Brodie,PrescribedSpark, M.PENGUIN
ReadingsA room of one's own and three guineasPreliminaryWoolf, V.WILLIAM COLLINS

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