Feminist Writing [Full]
Jane Gallop, Distinguished Professor
- Course: ENGLISH 192, SEM 004
- Class Number: 22376
- Credits: 3 HU
- Time: MW 12:30 – 1:45 PM
- Place: CRT 466
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to feminist writing about literature, to familiarize students with the practice of “close reading,” and to work on students’ own academic writing.
Students will write six papers (ranging in length from one paragraph to 2 pages), on both free and assigned topics. All of papers will involve “close readings” of course texts. The course work will also include revisions of some of these papers and class participation by reading papers aloud. At least once during the semester, students will be asked to bring copies of their paper for the entire class. Grades: The semester grade is made up of ten equal parts, divided as follows: 10% - each of the six papers; 10% - revisions due; 10% - attendance at office hours once during the semester; 10% - oral work in class (reading papers aloud, responding to questions in class); 10% - attendance.
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf; In Search of Our Mother’s Garden by Alice Walker; “Vesuvius at Home,” “Split at the Root,” and “Blood, Bread and Poetry” by Adrienne Rich; “Poetry is not a Luxury” and “Uses of the Erotic” by Audre Lorde; “Not as a Stranger,” “Believing in Literature,” and “Survival is the Least of My Desires” by Dorothy Allison.
About the Instructor:
Jane Gallop is a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her work on psychoanalysis, literary theory, and women's studies has received national and international recognition. At UWM, she has taught numerous courses over the years including Queer Theory, Feminist criticism and literary theory, and Academic Writing. In whatever course she offers, she teaches the practice of close reading.