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Women in Literature

   
    Hi, I'm Kelly and I am a senior at   Bishop Feehan High School  in Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page is for my honors Women in Literature course, taught by Dr. Silvia.. Out of all the classes I have ever taken, I would have to say I enjoy this one the most.
    This page is for all those who will take the class with Dr. Silvia, are taking the class, or for those who just want to know more about Women in Literature and what is going on in our class.
 


 I. Course Description
    This course is designed to introduce the student to images of women in literature. Students will read from a variety of genres including stories, poetry, novels, and essays written by men and women with the goal of analyzing the portrayal of women as daughters, sisters, friends, wives, and mothers. Special emphasis will be given to 19th century women novelists.

II. Course Objectives
    A. Knowledge
    By the end of this course the student will:
        be familiar with central images of women in literature
        recognize major women writers of the Nineteenth and twentieth
        centuries demonstrate a good understanding of the major
        themes and characters of major figure in the cannon of
        women's literature.

    B.. Skills
    Students will develop and practice skills necessary to analyze
    central themes, issues and ideas frequently found in literature
    written about and by women through close reading of texts
    selected to articulate those themes.

    C. Attitudes and Values
    As a result of this course, the students should develop an
    appreciation for and an understanding of the major themes and
    issues raised in literature written by women and about women..

III. Course Topics
DAUGTHERS/SISTERS
    Sophocles                             Antigone
    Alice Munro                           "Boys and Girls"
    Sylvia Plath                          "The Disquieting Muses"
                                              "Daddy"
                                              "The Colossus"
    Edith Wharton                      "Angel at the Grave"
    Jane Austen                        Pride and Prejudice
 
FRIENDS
    Edith Wharton                      "Roman Fever"
    Doris Lessing                        "Our Friend Judith"
    Susan Glaspell                      "A Jury of Her Peers"

INGENUE
      Henry James                        Daisy Miller
    Marge Piercy                        "Barbie'
    Jane Austen                          EMMA (video)

WIVEs AND MOTHERS
    Henrik Ibsen                          A Doll's House
    Kate Chopin                            The Awakening
                                                "The Storm"
    Anne Bradstreet                   "To My Dear & Loving Husband"
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning    "How Do I Love Thee?"
    Sylvia Plath                            "Metaphors"
 
ALONE
   Harding-Davis                        "Life in the Iron Mills"
   Mary E. Wilkins Freeman           "A New England Nun"
   Plath                                     "Mirror"
    Joseph                                "Warning"

IV. INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES
    The course will focus on close readings of all texts, reader response, class discussion and group projects. Special attention is given to Women's Month in March.

V. TEXTBOOKS
Sophocles Atigone
Ibsen A Doll's House
James Daisy Miller
Austen Pride and Prejudice
Chopin The Awakening
Cane, ed. Great Short Stories by American Women
Woolf A Room of One's Own
    selected short stories
    selected poems
    selected essays
 

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Created by Kelly Snow                                                Last updated: 6/5/98