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Women Writing B (ENG2WWB / ENG3WWB)
Semester 2 / 2010

Texts

Flush!$!Woolf, V.!$! !$!OUP!$!
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie!$!Spark, M.!$! !$!Penguin!$!
y separately published work icon The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson , London : Heinemann , 1910 Z901329 1910 single work novel (taught in 25 units)

'A coming-of-age story of a spontaneous heroine who finds herself ensconced in the rigidity of a turn-of-the-century boarding school. The clever and highly imaginative Laura has difficulty fitting in with her wealthy classmates and begins to compromise her ideals in her search for popularity and acceptance.' (From the publisher's website.)

Persepolis!$!Satrapi, M.!$! !$!Pantheon!$!
Baghdad burning: girl blog from Iraq!$!Marion Boyars!$! !$!Riverbend!$!
Swastika Night!$!Constantine, Murray !$! !$!!$!1937
The group!$!McCarthy, M.!$! !$!Harvester!$!
The memoirs of a survivor!$!Lessing, D.!$! !$!Knopf!$!
A room of one's own!$!Woolf, V.!$! !$!William Collins!$!

Description

In this subject we examine a range of women's literary explorations of modernity and its changing forms of gendered selfhood. Topics considered: female education and autonomy, sex and dystopias, mass culture and consumerism, women's relationships with animals, and women's experiences of revolution and war. Texts include novellas and short fiction, a bestseller, a graphic novel/memoir, and a blog.

Assessment

one 1,500-word exercise 35%

one 3,500-word essay 65%

Other Details

Current Campus: Bundoora
Levels: Undergraduate
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